J Eat Disord 2021 Mar 9;9(1):34. Epub 2021 Mar 9.
School of Psychology & Clinical Language Sciences, University of Reading, Harry Pitt Building, Earley Gate, Reading, RG6 6ES, UK.
The current paper describes an adaptation of a daypatient programme for adults with anorexia nervosa in the UK in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and consequent government guidelines. The paper details how the programme, which is normally delivered face-to-face, became a 'virtual' clinic, providing support to a group of patients via the Internet and conducting its core activities almost exclusively via videoconferencing. Anxiety around the pandemic influenced patients' feelings about recovery, and there were concerns about the programme moving online, which necessitated careful management. Read More