Magazine article Clinical Psychiatry News

Weight Problems May Be Tied to Anger Habits

Magazine article Clinical Psychiatry News

Weight Problems May Be Tied to Anger Habits

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Teenagers with problems managing anger are more likely to be overweight than those who manage anger appropriately. William H. Mueller, Ph.D., said in a poster presentation at a conference on cardiovascular disease epidemiology and prevention sponsored by the American Heart Association.

In particular, anger control scores were lower and anger expression scores were higher in heavier children, reported Dr. Mueller of the University of Texas, Houston.

"Problems expressing anger can translate into eating disorders and increased weight, which leads to a high risk of cardiovascular disease at a young age," said Dr. Mueller in a news release distributed by the American Heart Association. "These kids develop unhealthy ways of dealing with their emotions. They tend to isolate themselves, watch TV, or read rather than connecting with friends."

The study involved 160 teens aged 14-17 years who were followed for 3 years. Researchers measured body mass index (BMI), and the children completed the State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory (STAXI). …

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