Obese Patients Often Benefit from Psychotherapy
Mulcahy, Nicholas, Clinical Psychiatry News
NASHVILLE, TENN. -- Psychotherapy is the key component of a successful weight-loss program for many obese patients, Gwendolyn Pla, Ph.D., said at the annual meeting of the American College of Nutrition.
Behavior modification is a widely used tool in weight-loss programs, but "using a smaller plate or chewing food thoroughly ... is like putting a Band-Aid on a large wound for obese patients with substantial emotional and psychological problems related to being overweight," according to Dr. Pla of the department of nutritional sciences at Howard University, Washington. "These patients need psychological counseling."
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Publication information: Article title: Obese Patients Often Benefit from Psychotherapy. Contributors: Mulcahy, Nicholas - Author. Magazine title: Clinical Psychiatry News. Volume: 32. Issue: 1 Publication date: January 2004. Page number: 58. © 2009 International Medical News Group. COPYRIGHT 2004 Gale Group.
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