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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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?
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?
Physical measures: At 23, you can be very successful in dealing with obesity -- but height is limited by genetics. The growth plates in your bones have likely closed by now. Can you love yourself anyway? This is very important in self-care. If you're self-critical or self-abusive, it will be hard to care for yourself enough to attend to healthy food plan or exercise. Help for this is available in psychotherapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 .?
Suffering from depression since teenage yrs. Currently on cymbalta 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
Can i ask a new doc to prescribe desoxyn? It seems to help with obesity & depression. I have dealt with both for 16yrs. I've never been on meds.
Probably not: Desoxyn is a methamphetamine, and primarily used for the treatment of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorders. The uses that you mention are off label, or not sanctioned by the fda. There are other medications that are better for depression, and medications tend to not work long term for weight loss. Speak to your primary care provider. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Why won't the doctors i see recommend me for the lap band? I'm 5'5 and weigh 200 pounds, i know my BMI is not at the morbidly obesed rate, but I am overweight and have depression. I've had depression for 6 years now that started when my little sister pass
Include being down or sad most of the time, loss of interest/pleasure in usual activities, unintended increase or decrease in appetite/weight, sleeping more or less than usual, being agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless or inappropriately guilty or self critical, having difficulty concentrating or making decisions, & thinking of death & dying. Suicidal ...Read more
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