publication . Article . Other literature type . 2013

Childhood obesity treatment and prevention. Psychological perspectives of clinical approaches

Quattropani, Maria Catena; Buccheri, Teresa;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 May 2013 Journal: Mediterranean Journal of Clinical Psychology (issn: 2282-1619, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: University of Messina
Abstract
Objective: This work focuses on clinical psychologist’ presence within childhood obesity prevention programmes in several countries. Method: The Authors collected articles considering psychological, biological and social aspects linked to childhood obesity. Results: Studies reveal that childhood obesity prevention programmes are based on biological, medical and educational aspects; clinical psychologists up until now have been engaged almost exclusively in the treatment of obesity. Conclusions: There is a clear need to consider psychological aspects (emotional, cognitive and relational) related to the childhood obesity’s causes and involve psychologists in its p...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: human activities
free text keywords: Psychology, BF1-990
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