Jessica Flores, USA TODAY Published 1:26 a.m. ET Sept. 11, 2020 | Updated 12:46 p.m. ET Sept. 11, 2020CLOSE The coronavirus is causing major stresses in households. Here’s a look at how the country is doing and tips on how to cope with mental health issues. USA TODAYEating disorders thrive in isolation. Which explains why health experts have seen a surge in people seeking help amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.The National Eating Disorders Association has reported steep increases, up to 78% during some months, in the number of calls and online chats compared to a year ago as millions of Americans quarantine to slow the spread of the virus..”The pandemic has created an elevated sense of anxiety for everyone. For people with eating disorders, it is even more pronounced,” NEDA’s CEO Claire Mysko told USA TODAY.Eating disorders are serious but treatable mental illnesses that affect a person’s eating behaviors — regardless of age, sex, gender, race, ethnicity and/or socioeconomic status.’Guided by the best science’: FDA officials pledge to not rush COVID-19 vaccine amid political pressureThey’re also connected with other mental health diagnoses such as anxiety, depression, trauma and substance abuse. The recovery process can take months and typically involves relearning normal eating habits, coping skills and,


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