By Ed Stannard on June 7, 2021

Among the issues brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic is an increase in eating disorders, and men are more likely than ever before to seek help, according to those who treat them. “We have seen an overall trend where both adults and teens are reaching out for treatment,” said Janet Lydecker, associate director of clinical-research training at the Yale Program for Obesity, Weight and Eating Research.

Douglas Bunnell, a doctoral-level psychologist in Westport, said he has seen an increase in calls from men in his practice since the pandemic began. “The relevant numbers have increased. … There’s an increase across the board of people seeking treatment but I’ve probably seen more men inquiring about treatment than at any time in my career,” Bunnell said.

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