Eating disorder specialist spreads hopeful message about recovery – CTV

June 7, 2024

New guidelines(opens in a new tab) from the Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) are advising doctors and family members to ask basic questions that highlight eating disorder signs in young people.

According to the CPS, since COVID-19, there has been a doubling of eating disorder diagnosis(opens in a new tab) and a tripling of eating disorder-related hospitalizations.

Social worker and eating disorder specialist Kyla Fox is keeping her focus on positive outcomes. As teens and their families learn about medical treatment available, she also wants to educate young people about the reality of recovery from eating disorders.

“If you have or are struggling with an eating disorder, there is absolutely a possibility,” said Fox. “You can live without an eating disorder.”

Fox lived with an eating disorder in her teens. As she told the story of her own recovery, she looked back on what her family went through.

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