Psychosocial Problems and Psychological Distress Therapy for over BMI Personnel’s Mental Well-Being
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The psychological implications of obesity are discussed in this article. Obesity is linked to a substantial amount of psychological distress. Obese people often suffer with problems including depression, low self-esteem, poor quality of life, and negative body image. This emotional discomfort is likely to have a role in seeking therapy, but it may also have an effect on treatment success. As a result, the majority of multidisciplinary obesity treatment teams include mental health experts who can evaluate and treat patients' mental health problems as required. Weight reduction is usually linked with gains in psychological status and functioning, which is encouraging. These beneficial effects are typically most noticeable in those who have lost a significant amount of weight, as is the case after bariatric surgery. Unfortunately, some people who lose weight suffer a relapse of old psychopathology or the emergence of new psychosocial problems. Those who gain weight after losing it, regardless of how they lost it, are at risk of regaining undesirable psychiatric symptoms. The sad, all-too-common occurrence of weight return reminds all treatment providers of the need of assessing psychosocial functioning at the start of therapy, monitoring changes throughout weight loss, and being on the lookout for problems increasing with weight recovery.