Grief and Binge Eating
The COVID-19 pandemic has turned our lives upside down and has caused an increase in depression, anxiety, substance use disorders and eating disorders. It has been difficult and stressful to manage having to stay home and be socially distant from others. It is especially difficult if you have experienced losses during the pandemic. Grief is a normal reaction to any major loss.If you've lost a loved one during the pandemic, you may have experienced complicated grief. The normal feelings of yearning and sadness may have been complicated by not being able to be with your loved one or not even being able to go through normal rituals that can bring a sense of comfort and closure. I have a close family member who has been seriously ill and hospitalized multiple times during the pandemic. Because of the pandemic, I have had to provide whatever support I could via phone or facetime which has been very unsatisfying.
March 24, 2021