publication . Article . 2006

Obesity: psychological and behavioral aspects

Bersh, Sonia;
Open Access Spanish
  • Published: 01 Dec 2006
  • Publisher: Asociacion Colombiana de Psiquiatria.
Abstract
Introducción: La obesidad es un problema médico de creciente gravedad por su morbilidad y su alta y creciente prevalencia. Objetivo: Realizar una revisión actualizada acerca de la obesidad y su tratamiento, con énfasis en los aspectos de mayor interés para la práctica psiquiátrica. Resultados: La obesidad es una enfermedad crónica de difícil manejo y alta tasa de recurrencia, que se asocia con complicaciones médicas graves. Los factores psicológicos y conductuales son muy relevantes en el curso de esta enfermedad. Adicionalmente, algunos pacientes mentales tienen un mayor riesgo de presentar el problema por mayor inactividad, dificultad para hacer cambios en el e...
Subjects
free text keywords: obesidad, tratamiento, comportamiento, terapia conductual, psicofármacos, Obesity, treatment, behavior, behavioral treatment, psychotropic medication
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