Special Report: Child and teenage eating disorder referrals have double in the pandemic

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Warning: This report contains references to self-harm and suicide. If you have been affected by any of the issues raised in this story, you can get help at any time from the Samaritans by calling 116 123.

The number of children and teenagers with eating disorders seeking treatment has double since the pandemic.

For the more serious cases, patients may have to be hospitalized or force fed.

Sky’s Nick Martin spoke with a teenager who hated treatment but now has hope.

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