Citations with the tag: OBESITY -- Psychological aspects

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  • `But I eat like a bird...'.
     // Tufts University Diet & Nutrition Letter; Mar93, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p1 

    Reports on the study that shows obese people tend to underestimate the number of calories they take in and overestimate the amount of calories they burn. Normal metabolism; Overeating and under-exercising; Denial of problem despite knowledge of how to diet; Pressure for thin men and women.

  • Psychological theory seeks to define obesity.
    Burgard, Debby // Obesity & Health; Mar/Apr93, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p25 

    Discusses how psychosocial clinicians and researchers are trying to let new views of obesity and mental health emerge instead of going with the traditional theories. Psychodynamic theories; Clinical versus non-clinical approach; Behavioral theories; Restraint theory; Family systems theory; More.

  • In the eye of the beholder.
    Powers, Mike // Human Ecology; Fall96, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p16 

    Investigates the attitudes of many cultures in the United States on obesity and fatness. Fatness' sign of prestige; Other practices on obesity; Studies of cultural attitudes toward obesity; Psychiatry and behavior modification techniques as treatment; Language reflecting the new perspective of...

  • Using fat as a defense mechanism.
    Powers, Mike // USA Today Magazine; Nov93, Vol. 122 Issue 2582, p9 

    Reports on a study conducted by Vincent J. Felitti on obesity. Study of overweight adults who either were unable to lose weight or regained it rapidly after they had lost it; Use of obesity as a defense mechanism against unwanted sexual advances; History of sexual abuse, chronic depression and...

  • Psychopathology in obese subjects with and without binge-eating disorder and in bulimic subjects.
    Molinari, Enrico; Ragazzoni, Paola // Psychological Reports; Jun97 Part 2, Vol. 80 Issue 3, p1327 

    Presents information on the study relating to obese persons who have the binge eating disorder. What was the aim of the study; Linkage of psychopathological traits and eating disorders; Information on the analysis of findings.

  • polyphagia.
    Molinari, Enrico; Ragazzoni, Paola // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009); 2009, Issue 21, p1847 

    An encyclopedia entry for the term "polyphagia" which refers to gluttony or the act of eating large amounts of food is presented.

  • Externally oriented thinking of obese men and women.
    Fukunishi, Isao; Kaji, Norie // Psychological Reports; Feb97, Vol. 80 Issue 1, p219 

    Examines the association of scores on alexithymia and obesity. Scores on Toronto alexithymia scale; Examination of stress-related factors.

  • Have you hugged your teen today?
    J.L. // Shape; Dec92, Vol. 13 Issue 4, p26 

    Summarizes a recent study of adolescent obesity. It finds that genetic factors are the most significant in predicting obesity, but isolation is the greatest environmental factor. Suggests a stronger emotional tie can help in weight management.

  • Above the curve.
    Kellog, Mary Alice // InStyle; Jun97, Vol. 4 Issue 6, p164 

    Presents accounts of overweight women and how they learned to accept their body size to improve self-esteem. Diet techniques employed by several overweight women; Narration of Delta Burke about her dieting; What marked a turning point in models Manheim and Burke's career; How career success...

  • Gendering bodily difference: An introduction to contemporary feminist thinking.
    Rice, Carla // Radical Psychology: A Journal of Psychology, Politics & Radicali; 2009, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p4 

    The article discusses various reports, published within the issue, including one by Deborah McPhail on how fatness become a physical and emotional pathology and another by Virginia Braun and Leonore Tiefer on feminist responses to making vaginas and vulvas appear desirable.

  • THE PROCESSUAL NATURE OF THE OBESITY STIGMA: FROM BLINDNESS TO HOPELESSNESS.
    Veer, Ekant // Advances in Consumer Research - Asia-Pacific Conference Proceedi; 2006, Vol. 7, p125 

    An abstract of the article "The Processual Nature of the Obesity Stigma: From Blindness to Hopelessness," by Ekant Veer is presented.

  • In the mood to overeat.
    Cohen, Philip // New Scientist; 9/21/96, Vol. 151 Issue 2048, p18 

    Discusses the link between the obesity and psychological problems and the role of the gene called Ob in weight control. Link of the leptin hormone to obesity; Association of the short form of the Ob gene to excess weight; Psychological effects of Ob and leptin.

  • Are the Fat More Jolly?
    Roberts, Robert E.; Strawbridge, William J.; Deleger, Stephane; Kaplan, George A. // Annals of Behavioral Medicine; 2002, Vol. 24 Issue 3, p169 

    Investigates the association of obesity and mental health. Ratio of mental health by obesity status; Obesity status predicting mental health indicators; Relationship between obesity and unhappiness; Relationship between obesity and low optimism; Relationship between obesity and depression.

  • Making peace with your scale.
    Coyle, Neva; Cutting, Ann Elliot // Today's Christian Woman; Sep/Oct99, Vol. 21 Issue 5, p54 

    Uncovers five fallacies about fat. Complications from jejunoileal bypass; Regaining of excess weight after reversal of the surgery; Linking of obesity to compulsive overeating; Learning to live unaffected by other people's thoughts.

  • The waist land.
    Dvorak, Jeanette // American Fitness; Sep/Oct93, Vol. 11 Issue 5, p10 

    Disputes studies which explain being overweight as the result of personality factors, emotional conflicts, faulty upbringing or dysfunctional family systems. Debby Burgard as founder of WAIT Reduction: Alternatives to Weight Loss; Challenge to stereotypical analyses of fat people; Emotional...

  • Why men overeat.
    Dvorak, Jeanette // Healthy Weight Journal; Mar/Apr97, Vol. 11 Issue 2, p25 

    Presents the results of a study of persons who sought treatment for obesity and the reasons why the men tend to overeat. Tendency of men to overeat in social occasions; Eating as assertive behavior for men; Increased incidence of binge eating for women who are alone.

  • Mother and daughter: A generation apart.
    Bodolay, Maryanne; Frye, Shelley R. // New Moon Network; Nov/Dec97, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p5 

    Reprints the article `Mother and Daughter: A Generation Apart,' which appeared in the November 1990 issue of National Association to Aid Fat Americans (NAAFA) newsletter.

  • Childhood trauma may spur adult obesity.
    Bodolay, Maryanne; Frye, Shelley R. // Shape; Dec93, Vol. 13 Issue 4, p28 

    Reports on a research by Vincent J. Felitti on the relationship between childhood trauma and obesity. Interview of 200 adults; Likelihood of a traumatic childhood for obese adults; Sexual, physical and verbal abuse, parental alcoholism and other violence experienced by obese adults during...

  • Fear no more.
    Fox, Karen // Shape; Jul94, Vol. 13 Issue 11, p60 

    Describes how the author successfully lost weight and how she maintains it. Childhood plumpness; Anxiety attacks due to spouses death; Obesity as a result of lack of activity; Remarriage; Personal resolve to lose weight; Workout schedule.

  • On my own.
    Summers, Kathy // Shape; Jul94, Vol. 13 Issue 11, p64 

    Describes how the author successfully lost weight and how she maintains it. Depression due to family problems as cause of weight gain; Joining a gym; Renewed confidence; Workout and maintenance schedule.

  • Síndrome de edorexia: evaluación y diagnóstico.
    López-Morales, José Luis; Garcés de los Fayos Ruiz, Enrique J. // Salud Pública de México; may/jun2014, Vol. 56 Issue 3, p242 

    No abstract available.

  • Teasing fat kids could make them even fatter.
    López-Morales, José Luis; Garcés de los Fayos Ruiz, Enrique J. // Active Living; Sep2011, Vol. 20 Issue 5, p22 

    The article reports on the result of the study which revealed that children suffering from obesity are often the victims of societal judgment and assumptions which hinder their emotional and physical growth.

  • Pediatric Academic Societies 2012 Annual Meeting: Pediatrics.
    López-Morales, José Luis; Garcés de los Fayos Ruiz, Enrique J. // Biomedical Market Newsletter; 4/28/2012, Vol. 21, p1 

    The article focuses on a study according to which, the fear of not having enough food may lead to obesity.

  • Temperament, genes may share blame for excess pounds.
    Ternus, Maureen // Environmental Nutrition; Jan1994, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p1 

    Part I. Focuses on the role of genetic makeup and psychological profile in the determination of an individual's weight. Complexity of weight gain and loss; Weight determination of identical and fraternal twins; Genes as guiding force for about 25 percent of a person's body weight; Link of...

  • Treating Obesity: Clinical Implications of Comorbid Borderline Personality Disorder.
    Sansone, Randy A.; Wiederman, Michael W.; Sansone, Lori A. // Journal of Mental Health Counseling; Apr99, Vol. 21 Issue 2, p148 

    Reviews possible links between obesity and borderline personality disorder. Clinical implications of such comorbidity; Interventions for obesity; Conclusions.

  • House call.
    Sansone, Randy A.; Wiederman, Michael W.; Sansone, Lori A. // Ebony; Sep1994, Vol. 49 Issue 11, p18 

    Answers readers' questions concerning health and fitness for blacks. Psychological problems due to weight gain; Information on trichomonal vaginitis; Genital scabies; Woman's discontent with the size of her legs.

  • Fat-craving chemical targeted in obesity research.
    Sansone, Randy A.; Wiederman, Michael W.; Sansone, Lori A. // Futurist; Jan/Feb95, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p7 

    Reports on a research by psychologist Sarah F. Leibowitz of Rockefeller University in New York City that aims to understand the normal signals that control appetite for fatty foods by the chemical galanin. Determination of how disturbances in the signals increase people's fat craving to...

  • Destress your tummy away.
    Bricklin, Mark; Toth, Michele // Prevention; Nov93, Vol. 45 Issue 11, p43 

    Discusses how learning to cope has become a new strategy for taming potbellies. Yale University researchers' testing of 42 overweight women ages 18 to 42; Study of relationship between stress and abdominal fat by Marielle Rebuffe-Scrive and Judith Rodin; Suggestions for combating stress.

  • Obesity as a characterological stigma: The issue of responsibility and judgments of task...
    DeJong, William // Psychological Reports; Dec93, Vol. 73 Issue 3, p963 

    Reports on the study which investigates whether beliefs about the cause of a person's obesity would influence attributions made about that person's task performance. Rating of obese targets as self-indulgent and less self-disciplined; Obesity resulting from glandular disorder as exception;...

  • Health.
    Headley, Sue // Youth Studies Australia; Mar1999, Vol. 18 Issue 1, p61 

    Presents an abstract of the article `Perceived Stigmatization Among Overweight African-American and Caucasian Adolescent Girls,' by D. Neumark-Sztainer, M. Story and L. Faisbisch which appeared in the 1998 issue of `Journal of Adolescent Health.'

  • The effect of naloxone on food-motivated behavior in the obese Zucker rat.
    Glass, Michael J.; O'Hare, Eugene; Cleary, James P.; Billington, Charles J.; Levine, Allen S. // Psychopharmacology; 1999, Vol. 141 Issue 4, p378 

    Abstract We assessed differences in food reinforced behavior between obese and lean Zucker rats with a progressive ratio schedule 3 (PR3) in which a subject emitted three additional lever-presses each time a reinforcer was delivered. The number of responses required for a reinforcer eventually...

  • Your relationship questions answered.
    RELATIONSHIP EXPERT Nancy Carole Rybski, PhD // All You; 1/18/2013, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p52 

    The article presents questions and answers related to interpersonal relations including the means to rebuild a broken relation with high school friends, association of thinking overweight with depression following a gastric bypass surgery, and means to help a child to be less anxious.

  • She Lost 3/4 Her Size!
    RELATIONSHIP EXPERT Nancy Carole Rybski, PhD // People; 1/14/2013, Vol. 79 Issue 1, p87 

    A personal narrative is presented of physiotherapy assistant Missy Hendricks which explores her experiences in losing 395 pounds, including her issues with portion control, battles with thyroid disease and depression, and the support of her second husband, Jason.

  • PSYCHOLOGICAL AND DEMOGRAPHIC PREDICTORS OF SUCCESSFUL WEIGHT LOSS FOLLOWING SILASTIC RING...
    Rowe, Jennifer L.; Downey, Jerrold E. // Psychological Reports; Jun2000 Part 1, Vol. 86 Issue 3, p1028 

    Discusses the psychological and demographic predictors of successful weight loss following silastic ring vertical stapled gastroplasty. Obesity and psychological factors; Weight loss; Silastic ring vertical stapled gastroplasty.

  • A weighty issue.
    Somer, Elizabeth // Shape; Jul94, Vol. 13 Issue 11, p32 

    Cites a study by Judith Wurtman which asserts that obesity is a disease of mood in which appetite control is sacrificed to appease depression or anxiety. Role of nerve chemical serotonin; Link between feelings and eating.

  • Toronto workshop focuses on obesity and mental health.
    Somer, Elizabeth // Active Living; Jan2012, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p19 

    The article offers information on the three-day workshop regarding obesity and mental health, to be hosted by the Canadian Obesity Network, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and the International Association for the Study of Obesity on in Toronto, Ontario on June 26-28, 2012.

  • On sin, symptom substitution, and simplicity: A response to `preventing relapse in weight control'.
    Baker, Richard C. // Psychological Reports; Apr96, Vol. 78 Issue 2, p680 

    Presents a critique of the article `Preventing Relapse in Weight Control: A Discussion of Cognitive and Behavioral Strategies,' by L.W. Turner, M.Q. Wang and R.C. Westerfield, published in the periodical `Psychological Reports,' volume 77. Equation of obesity with sinfulness; Symptom...

  • Psychosocial Treatment of Binge Eating Disorder: An Update.
    Levine, Michele D.; Marcus, Marsha D. // Eating Disorders Review; Jul/Aug2003, Vol. 14 Issue 4, p1 

    Focuses on the psychological treatment of binge eating disorder (BED). Characteristics of BED; Classification of BED as an eating disorder; Prevalence of BED among the population.

  • PATIENTS WITH OBESITY NEED TO BE RESPECTED, NOT RIDICULED.
    Ryan, Bridget // Nursing Standard; 1/29/2014, Vol. 28 Issue 22, p32 

    A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article "Morbid Obesity Is Exploited for Pleasure of Armchair Voyeurs" by Elizabeth Adamson in the January 22, 2014 issue.

  • Behavioural determinants of the obesity epidemic.
    Crawford, David; Ball, Kylie // Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition; Dec2002 Supplement, Vol. 11, p718 

    Focuses on the psychological factors attributed to the prevalence of obesity. Interface of increased food consumption and lower physical activity; Lack of initiatives to prevent the obesity epidemic.

  • My choice of words.
    Seetho, Ian W. // BMJ: British Medical Journal (Overseas & Retired Doctors Edition; 3/31/2012, Vol. 344 Issue 7850, p49 

    The article offers the author's insights on the importance of selecting desirable words for the topic of patients' body weight to avoid hurting their feelings due to misinterpretation.

  • Memory bias for fatness stimuli in the eating disorders.
    Sebastian, Shannon B.; Williamson, Donald A. // Cognitive Therapy & Research; Jun96, Vol. 20 Issue 3, p275 

    Studies the presence of a memory bias for words connoting fatness in persons diagnosed with an eating disorder. Subject characteristics; Free-recall memory data; Response latency.

  • The health-related quality of life in eating disorders.
    Padierna, A.; Quintana, J. M.; Arostegui, I.; Gonzalez, N.; Horcajo, J. // Quality of Life Research; Jun2000, Vol. 9 Issue 6, p667 

    Objective : This study investigated the perception of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in ambulatory patients with eating disorders in relation to the severity of eating symptomatology and psychological comorbidity. Methods : One hundred ninety-seven study patients were consecutively...

  • Citations and Clinicians' Notes: Community.
    Padierna, A.; Quintana, J. M.; Arostegui, I.; Gonzalez, N.; Horcajo, J. // Current Medical Literature: Pediatrics; 2003, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p85 

    Presents summaries of studies on public health. "Genetics and the Pathophysiology of Obesity," by K. Clement and P. Ferre; "Obesity and Psychiatric Disorder: Developmental Trajectories," by S. Mustillo, C. Worthman, A. Erkanli, G. Keeler, A. Angold and E. J. Costello; "Survival of Children Born...

  • Association of stress and depression with regional fat distribution in healthy middle-aged men.
    Raikkonen, Katri; Hautanen, Aarno // Journal of Behavioral Medicine; Dec94, Vol. 17 Issue 6, p605 

    Examines whether or not the association of regional fat distribution with stress and depression varies according to the total amount of body fat accumulation in healthy middle-aged men. Characteristics of subjects in the study; Factors associated with obesity; Use of Shapiro and Wilk's W...

  • Implicit Anti-Fat Bias Among Health Professionals: Is Anyone Immune?
    Raikkonen, Katri; Hautanen, Aarno // American Journal of Health Promotion; Jan/Feb2003, Vol. 17 Issue 3, p215 

    Presents an abstract of the study 'Implicit Anti-Fat Bias Among Health Professionals: Is Anyone Immune?,' by B.A. Teachman and K.D. Brownell, published in a 2001 issue of the 'International Journal of Obesity.' Finding that even health care specialists have strong negative associations toward...

  • The Weight Loss Experience: A Descriptive Analysis.
    Jeffery, Robert W.; Kelly, Kristina M.; Rothman, Alexander J.; Sherwood, Nancy E.; Boutelle, Kerri N. // Annals of Behavioral Medicine; 2004, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p100 

    Background: Six months of loss followed by gradual regain to baseline is descriptive of most weight toss attempts. Purpose: This study sought to identify thoughts and feelings accompany-ing weight loss that might explain the phenomenon. Methods: Thoughts, feelings, and body weight were measured...

  • Young Norwegians' food choices, healthy eating and weight control: Commentary on the Food: Now and Then report.
    Bahr Bugge, Annechen // Education & Health; 2012, Vol. 30 Issue 2, p48 

    The article compares the results of surveys of the health behaviours of young people in Norway with the 2012 "Food: Now and Then" report in Great Britain. Particular focus is given to the attitudes of young people about healthy eating, including the consumption of fruits and vegetables, food...

  • Decrease of miR-146b-5p in Monocytes during Obesity Is Associated with Loss of the Anti-Inflammatory but Not Insulin Signaling Action of Adiponectin.
    Hulsmans, Maarten; Van Dooren, Els; Mathieu, Chantal; Holvoet, Paul // PLoS ONE; Feb2012, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p1 

    Background: Low adiponectin, a well-recognized antidiabetic adipokine, has been associated with obesity-related inflammation, oxidative stress and insulin resistance. Globular adiponectin is an important regulator of the interleukin-1 receptor-associated kinase (IRAK)/NF?B pathway in monocytes...

  • Reinforcement Pathology and Obesity.
    Carr, Katelyn A.; Daniel, Tinuke Oluyomi; Lin, Henry; Epstein, Leonard H. // Current Drug Abuse Reviews; Sep2011, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p190 

    Obesity is, in part, a result of positive energy balance or energy intake exceeding physiological needs. Excess energy intake is determined by a series of food choices over time. These choices involve both motivational and executive function processes. Problems arise when there is excessive...

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