Section 2.5 Psychological Complications

Key Points

  • Depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and other psychological conditions frequently are associated with obesity
  • Weight loss may positively affect the psychological complications of obesity.

AACE/ACE Comprehensive Clinical Practice Guidelines for Medical Care of Patients with Obesity Recommendation1

  • R63. Patients with overweight or obesity and depression interested in losing weight should be offered a structured lifestyle intervention.

Reference

  1. Garvey WT, Mechanick JL, Brett EM, et al. American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and American College of Endocrinology Comprehensive Clinical Practice Guidelines for Medical Care of Patients With Obesity. Endocr Pract. 2016;22(suppl 3);1-205.

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