Eating disorders among Australian teenagers has increased since the COVID-19 pandemic, with child psychologists in over demand.

According to experts there has been a 63 percent increase in teenagers suffering from eating disorders since early 2020.

Experts and researchers say there has been similar findings across Australia confirming COVID-19 restrictions and lockdowns have initiated or worsened disordered eating for adolescents.

Produced By: Madeleine Graham

Featured In Story: Gabriella Springall – PhD researcher at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute

First aired on The Wire, Friday 19 November 2021