Psychological aspects of obesity and very-low-calorie diets.

  title={Psychological aspects of obesity and very-low-calorie diets.},
  author={Patrick M O'Neil and Mark P. Jarrell},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  volume={56 1 Suppl},
This paper selectively reviews available evidence concerning psychological characteristics associated with obesity, psychological changes accompanying very-low-calorie diets (VLCDs), and the influence of certain psychological factors on response to VLCD treatment. The obese population as a whole does not show an elevated incidence of psychopathology. Treatment-seeking obese do show more psychiatric disturbance, at a level comparable to other medical/surgical patients. There appear to be no… CONTINUE READING

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