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How can I help my husband who is depressed because of his obesity?

How can I help my husband who is depressed because of his obesity?

Therapists can help: Help connect him to a professional. Depression is best treated with therapy, cbt and interpersonal therapy are both well validated forms of treatment. Good news is obesity can also be effectively treated with cbt and is even more successful when there is a support system. Ask your husband how you can best be a support system. Perhaps as a walking or cooking partner, planning rewards, listening. ...Read more

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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Can obesity end in depression?

Can obesity end in depression?

Although obesity: Does not cause depression, some obese people are content with their body, many are not. They may feel embarrassed or be socially less accepted by others and/or ostracized. This can contribute to and lead to depression. The physical complications of obesity (diabetes, heart disease, etc) and reduction of exercise can also contribute to depression. ...Read more

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Hi i want to be taller and thinner as I am 23 years older but couldn't get off...I have obesity problem and and shortness which make make me depressed?

Hi i want to be taller and thinner as I am 23 years older but couldn't get off...I have obesity problem and and shortness which make make me depressed?

Depression: Try to live the best lifestyle possible by exercising daily, eating a plant based diet similar to the mediterranean diet and begin a weight resistance program as well. Your best option is probably to consult with an exercise physiologist who are experts in designing weigh loss programs along with providing you with a nutrition plan. Check with your doctor before beginning any program. My best. ...Read more

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Im depressed. Its got so bad i've even lost interest in my baby. I'm also obese and a binge eater. I need help what do I do?

Im depressed. Its got so bad i've even lost interest in my baby. I'm also obese and a binge eater. I need help what do I do?

Rush to doctor: You need to talk to your doctor! if needed he will refer you to specialists(psychologist psychiatrist, dietitian). ...Read more

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Suffering from depression since teenage yrs. Currently on cymbalta (duloxetine) and suffering from insomnia obesity etc what can help?

Suffering from depression since teenage yrs. Currently on cymbalta (duloxetine) and suffering from insomnia obesity etc what can help?

Long-time depression: You've been suffering a long time, but it's not clear whether you've consulted a psychiatrist? Or has your treatment been mainly meds from your primary care doctor? I've seen many women with similar histories, and often they need psychotherapy along with any useful medications. Unhealed trauma is common, and may perpetuate depression also. Nutritional work may help as well. ...Read more

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I'm 21 w/ depression. I'm obese & pre-diabetic. I have been experienced a squeezing feeling on the right side of my chest. Is it serious?

I'm 21 w/ depression. I'm obese & pre-diabetic. I have been experienced a squeezing feeling on the right side of my chest. Is it serious?

Pre-diabetes and: obesity are related. The physical sensation you mention MAY be related to your weight. Please see your doctor and stay close to him/her and create a plan of action to diagnose possible present medical situations. Focus on your health rather than the number on the scale. Catching this at your age is a good thing. Peace and good health. "Disease Proof" by David Katz is a helpful book. ...Read more

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Where do I begin? I want 2 overcome my obesity, depression& substance addiction. I don't know where 2 start, can I be helped, am I worth saving?

Where do I begin? I want 2 overcome my obesity, depression& substance addiction. I don't know where 2 start, can I be helped, am I worth saving?

Of course you can: be helped and are worth saving but it is a team effort. You do your part and professionals do theirs. Start by changing the name of your address here in HT. "Abandoned" just reinforces a negative. 12 step program for addiction, a trainer at a gym, and baby steps. Please stop excuses that rise up in your head. Peace and good health. A mental health professional can help you stay focused. ...Read more

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I am obese and severally depressed. My weight is causing me to have back problems. Knee problems. I am isolating from people because they hurt me .?

I am obese and severally depressed.  My weight is causing me to have back problems. Knee problems.  I am isolating from people because they hurt me .?

Depression: Ask your doctor for a referral to a veteran mental health practitioner who specializes in both weight control and depression. You can be helped, reach out and give yourself the chance for growth. Best ...Read more

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Doctor recommending mirtazipine for depression as she thinks more suitable than proazac do i really have to choose between mood an obesity?

Doctor recommending mirtazipine for depression as she thinks more suitable than proazac do i really have to choose between mood an obesity?

CBT psychotherapy: Adding good psychotherapy will reduce and/or shorten your need for medication and even can help you manage weight or other lifestyle issues. Not knowing the nature and severity of this depression - one can't begin to question the Rx - but both have reports of weight gain. Learn skills in Tx and play an informed role in all these choices. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more


Dr. Caroline Cribari
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Melancholia (Definition)

This is an old term for depression or dysthymia (mildly low mood), from the belief that it was caused by excess ...Read more