Childhood Obesity Developments in the United Kingdom


Because the United Kingdom has similar laws to the U.S.A. and a very familiar obesity problem, Childhood Obesity News has been tracking what goes on there.

More BFRBs Revisited


Body-focused repetitive behaviors qualify as a coping mechanism, because they are used to cope with stress. But having a BFRB habit is not a promising path.

Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs) Revisited


What do Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs) have to do with childhood obesity? Only everything!

Comparisons Are Odorous


Why do we think we not good enough, not beautiful enough, not thin enough, not smart enough, not successful enough? Because we compare ourselves to others.

Body, Mind, and Obesity


Although it’s a survival mechanism, FOMO has side effects. When the experience of eating is the thing a person feels deprived of, obesity can easily result.

What Can Non-Psychiatrists Do?


On the subject of mental health professionals and obesity, it is worth noting that a lot of obesity-causing behavior is based on the Fear of Missing Out (FOMO).

Lisa Lampanelli and “Stuffed”


Standup comedian Lisa Lampanelli’s play “Stuffed” revolves around women and their food and body-image issues.

Hefty Humor


But if fat is officially not funny an awful lot of professional comedians have not received the memo.

An Obesity Treatment Paradigm Shift?


FOMO is a treatable problem that can be approached in a number of ways by allied healthcare providers who are neither MDs nor psychiatrists.

Some Eating-Disordered Thoughts


Many mental disorders evolve from common roots, and mental health professionals are eminently equipped to treat compulsive overeating and under-eating.

Childhood Obesity News | OVERWEIGHT: What Kids Say | Dr. Robert A. Pretlow
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