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Obesity and Mental Health

Obesity and Mental Health

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This paper provides an overview of current evidence on the relationship between obesity and mental health in the UK and highlights the co-directional associations between common mental health disorders and obesity. It also includes:
issues around inequality
the implications of psychological distress caused by weight related stigma and discrimination
specific issues relating to child and adolescent obesity
current knowledge on the effectiveness of interventions
Published March 2011
Tags: obesity children adults evidence psychological issues socioeconomic bmi public health mental health gender young people stigma interventions
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