A Generation Affected by Eating Disorders and the Parents Who Care. Teenagers and young adults in Singapore are more likely to be diagnosed with an eating disorder than at any previous time. Eating disorders amongst children, tweens, teens and young adults continue to rise at an alarming rate in Singapore, both in the expat and […]READ MORE..
The Eating Disorder Bed Crisis 1.25 million people in the UK are estimated to have an eating disorder. Waiting lists for eating disorder beds in the UK are leaving many families at breaking point. The UK eating disorder charity, BEAT, reports that the current waiting times are up to two years. Eating disorders are severe […]READ MORE..
How New Research Into Predicting Eating Disorders Could Provide Opportunities For Earlier Intervention
What Are Eating Disorders? An eating disorder causes an individual to interact with food in an unhealthy way: eating excessive amounts in an uncontrolled manner, limiting food intake or getting rid of food through purging, fasting, laxative intake or over-exercising. It is also possible for a combination of these behaviours to occur together. Individuals who have an […]READ MORE..
As told The Star Malaysia – original article here. As The Wave’s International Clinical Director, my work involves assisting young people and their families all over the world with addiction, eating disorders and mental health. The effects of COVID-19: a global mental health pandemic Now in its second year, the pandemic continues to evolve, and […]READ MORE..
We’ve all heard of the term ”passive-aggressive” at some stage of our lives or another. Whether you have gotten subjected to passive aggression in the past or someone you know has been at the back end of this behaviour, passive-aggressive behaviour is unpleasant and often done implicitly. It can also be challenging to identify and […]READ MORE..
In recent months, numerous research studies have highlighted the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis (and the increased isolation) on young people’s mental health. During the pandemic (and multiple lockdowns), a dramatic increase in screen time has been seen amongst children, teenagers and young people – to continue their education remotely, maintain connections with family and […]READ MORE..
Boris Johnson has announced a return to the most stringent measures to combat the increasing numbers of Covid 19 in the community. The new measures, including a six-week lockdown, are due to take effect early on Wednesday 6th January (GMT). Whilst in general, voters appear to be in favour of supporting the more stringent measures, […]READ MORE..
COVID-19 stress drives a disturbing rise in hospital admissions for children and young people with eating disorders
The COVID‐19 pandemic has deeply disrupted daily life across the globe, with profound effects on both our physical and mental health (Holmes et al., 2020). While research on the mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on children and young people is still quite limited, a review of recent international studies shows that it is affecting […]READ MORE..