Overweight and obesity: the significance of a depressed mood

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Objective: Comorbid depression has been found to increase morbidity in a variety of disorders. This study aimed to investigate whether the presence of depressive symptoms in overweight and obese people is related to increased specific eating psychopathology and decreased self-esteem. Methods: Overweight/obese people seeking dietary treatment were grouped according to their scores on the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), resulting in a mildly to moderately depressed group (BDI >= 10; n = 66; the symptomatic group) and a non-depressed group (BDI
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)126-131
JournalPatient Education and Counseling
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2006

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