Eating Disorders Awareness Week: Local doctor sees 100 percent increase in eating disorder screenings over last 5 years
By: CBS 58 Newsroom
Posted: Feb 23, 2022 7:43 AM CDT
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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- It's national Eating Disorders Awareness Week. Doctors are seeing more patients come in with these kinds of issues. Since 2018, Rogers Behavioral Health has had a 100 percent increase in eating disorder screenings.
Dr. Brad Smith is the medical director at Rogers Behavioral Health's Oconomowoc campus, as well as the medical director of Eating Disorders Recovery. He joined CBS 58 on Wednesday, Feb. 23 to talk about the growing problem.
Helpful resources are below:
- National Eating Disorder Association website
- National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders
- Rogers Behavioral Health; Contact 800-767-4411 or request a free screening HERE.