Childhood Obesity Developments in the United Kingdom

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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

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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

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

Comparisons Are Odorous

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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

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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?

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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”

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

Hefty Humor

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

An Obesity Treatment Paradigm Shift?

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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

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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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