Using the experiences of COVID to reposition services for children and adolescents with anorexia nervosa

Belinda Caldwell, Salvatore Catania, Matt Farrugia, Maria Ganci, Martin Pradel, Julia Quin, Alicia Tompson, Tania Withington, Tracey D. Wade

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Abstract

Dear Sir,
The impact of the pandemic on eating disorders: The COVID-19 pandemic, associated with a 15.3% increase of overall incidence of eating disorders, corresponded to an increased demand for eating disorder services in Australia. This resulted in several paediatric services revisiting the way they delivered timely and suitable interventions for anorexia nervosa. This letter describes four such responses, only one of which has been formally evaluated.1 We also summarise important principles from service providers across Australia to whom these service delivery models were described at a workshop...
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)553-556
Number of pages4
JournalAustralasian Psychiatry
Volume31
Issue number4
Early online date10 May 2023
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2023

Keywords

  • Eating disorders
  • Anorexia nervosa
  • COVID-19
  • Health impacts
  • Health care delivery

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