Psychological Dimensions of Childhood Obesity

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The drawback of behavioral interventions is that, unless the subjects are in a very restrictive environment like boot camp, people can’t be made to do things.

Web Series, Film, Video, and a Scholarly Journal

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Childhood Obesity News looks at the recent efforts in the media to tackle the childhood obesity epidemic.

Other Therapies Related to Obesity Prevention

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Behavioral activation and rational emotive behavioral therapy have been found useful in treating eating disorders and addictions.

Informal Science Makes a Difference

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Making the high-calorie, low-nutrition items less visible and less convenient makes a noticeable difference in eating habits at school.

Angles on Therapy

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The Head Start Trauma Smart program is based on ARC – Attachment, Self-Regulation and Competency, a framework for intervention to deal with traumatic stress.

Some Therapies

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In the effort to reverse the childhood obesity trend, experts believe that treatment must be family-based and must include training in behavior modification.

Kids, Pets, and Withdrawal

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It is National Pet Obesity Awareness Month, and we’ve been talking about what happens when a pet-parent tries to halt the pet animal’s addiction to overeating.

More About How to Help Kids and Pets

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What happens when a pet-parent or child-parent initiates a program designed to reverse the addiction to problem eating?

Obesity in the United Kingdom

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In the UK, the National Health Service announced that one in every 34 urgent care admissions was due to overweight or obesity.

Problem Eating and Mindfulness

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Whether it is called a behavioral addiction or a bad habit, problem eating is a maladaptive response to pain. Mindfulness can be a tremendous coping skill for children and parents.

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