Ms. Giel, the number of young people with eating disorders such as anorexia or bulimia has increased worldwide. How do you explain that? We have a 15 percent increase in new cases. That is significant. The pandemic was certainly an important factor. The lockdowns in particular were extremely stressful for many young people. They couldn’t meet friends, go to school, or play sports. That was difficult for many to endure. Almost everyone has spent significantly more time in front of the screen during this time. According to major studies, risky social media use has multiplied.

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