Design and methods for a randomized clinical trial treating comorbid obesity and major depressive disorder
- Dieting Can Be Depressing. Edwards, Julie; Danner, Valerie; Palmer, Paul R. // Access;May/Jun2001, Vol. 15 Issue 5, p14
Focuses on a study which shows that dieting can cause a relapse of depression in women with history of major depression. Decreased levels of tryptophan due to decline in caloric intake; Role of tryptophan in the production of serotonin, the brain chemical that regulates mood, emotions and...
- Severity of Depressive Symptoms and Accuracy of Dietary Reporting among Obese Women with Major Depressive Disorder Seeking Weight Loss Treatment. Whited, Matthew C.; Schneider, Kristin L.; Appelhans, Bradley M.; Ma, Yunsheng; Waring, Molly E.; DeBiasse, Michele A.; Busch, Andrew M.; Oleski, Jessica L.; Merriam, Philip A.; Olendzki, Barbara C.; Crawford, Sybil L.; Ockene, Ira S.; Lemon, Stephenie C.; Pagoto, Sherry L. // PLoS ONE;Feb2014, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p1
An elevation in symptoms of depression has previously been associated with greater accuracy of reported dietary intake, however this association has not been investigated among individuals with a diagnosis of major depressive disorder. The purpose of this study was to investigate reporting...
- Behavioral self-regulation for weight loss in young adults: a randomized controlled trial. Gokee-LaRose, Jessica; Gorin, Amy A.; Wing, Rena R. // International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition & Physical Activit;2009, Vol. 6, p1
Objective: To determine the feasibility of recruiting and retaining young adults in a brief behavioral weight loss intervention tailored for this age group, and to assess the preliminary efficacy of an intervention that emphasizes daily self-weighing within the context of a self regulation...
- Stages of change and patient activation measure scores in the context of incentive-based health interventions. Becker, Nora V.; Asch, David A.; Kullgren, Jeffrey T.; Bellamy, Scarlett L.; Sen, Aditi P.; Volpp, Kevin G. // American Journal of Health Promotion;Nov/Dec2015, Vol. 30 Issue 2, p133
Purpose:To determine if two widely used behavioral change measures-Stages of Change (SoC) and Patient Activation Measure (PAM)-correlate with each other, are affected by financial incentives, or predict positive outcomes in the context of incentive-based health...
- Telephone based peer support can reduce postnatal depression in women at high risk. // Evidence Based Mental Health;Aug2009, Vol. 12 Issue 3, p82
An abstract of the article "Effect of peer support on prevention of postnatal depression among high risk women: Multisite randomized controlled trial," by C. L. Dennis and colleagues is presented.
- Psychological correlates of obesity in women. van der Merwe, M.-T. // International Journal of Obesity;Nov2007 Supplement 2, Vol. 31, pS14
Psychological comorbidity is high in patients with obesity and is associated with a variety of medical and dietary problems as well as demographic, social and cognitive risk factors. Young overweight and obese women are at particular risk for developing sustained depressive mood, which is an...
- Some dieters eat double what they think. // Environmental Nutrition;Feb1993, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p1
Reveals that dieters usually underestimate their food intake and overestimate their physical activity. Study conducted by the Obesity Research Center in New York City; Comparison of perceived and measured number of calories consumed.
- Hocus-focus. Kirk, Constance // American Fitness;Jan/Feb96, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p46
Discusses the behavioral aspects of eating as part of weight loss approaches. Elimination of tension created by dieting for ideal weight management; Suggested messages to be adopted for a weight-loss program.
- The politics of human starvation. Berg, Frances M. // Obesity & Health;Jan/Feb93, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p4
Editorial. Comments on the negative effects that people who are trying to lose weight fast through starvation are experiencing and how it is affecting American society as a whole. How the effects of this type of dieting were documented in detail by the 1944-45 Minnesota Experiment in human...