Psychosocial aspects of obesity.

  title={Psychosocial aspects of obesity.},
  author={Varsha Vaidya},
  journal={Advances in psychosomatic medicine},
  • Varsha Vaidya
  • Published 2006 in Advances in psychosomatic medicine
Obese patients have many physical limitations and much psychiatric burden to overcome. Several studies have shown that the prevalence of psychiatric morbidity in the obese is similar to those with normal weight. However, in obese patients seeking treatment there is an increased prevalence (40-60%) of psychiatric morbidity, most commonly depression. It is difficult to separate the effects of depression on obesity and, on the contrary, the neuroendocrine changes associated with stress and… CONTINUE READING
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