Original title: Affected by the new crown epidemic, the number of new minors suffering from anorexia in Japan increased by 60%. Source: Chinanews.com
China News Service, October 28. According to Kyodo News, on the 28th, Japan’s National Adult Education and Medical Research Center announced that in 2020, the number of new minors suffering from anorexia nervosa will increase to that of 2019. 1.6 times. The number of newly hospitalized patients has also increased. Analysis indicates that this change may be related to changes in the living environment caused by the new crown epidemic.
According to the report, from April to June 2021, Japan’s National Medical Research Center for Adult Education conducted a questionnaire survey on 26 authoritative medical institutions in Japan on the actual psychological effects of people under the age of 20.
The results show that compared with 2019, in 2020, the number of newly diagnosed patients with anorexia nervosa increased from 17 to 28 males, and from 141 to 230 females, which increased by 1.6 times.
The number of new hospitalized patients with anorexia nervosa increased by 1.5 times for men and 1.4 times for women.
The center said, “Perhaps the pressure and anxiety caused by the new crown epidemic have had an impact.”
Reports indicate that anorexia nervosa is a kind of eating disorder, in which patients will limit their diet extremely or vomit after overeating. Tatsuta Koeda, the general director of the center, also said: “Family and educational institutions must pay attention to children’s appetite and weight loss, and seek medical attention early before it develops into a serious condition.”