Reference : The psychology of childhood obesity
Scientific journals : Article
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Animal psychology, ethology & psychobiology
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Neurosciences & behavior
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Theoretical & cognitive psychology
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Treatment & clinical psychology
Human health sciences : Psychiatry
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/3516
The psychology of childhood obesity
English
Vögele, Claus mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE) >]
2009
Agro Food Industry Hi Tech
Teknoscienze
5
20
34-37
Yes (verified by ORBilu)
International
1722-6996
Milano
Italia
[en] The prevalence of obesity in children and adolescents has been increasing worldwide at an alarming rate. Childhood obesity is not only associated with significant risks for chronic physical conditions, but also impacts negatively on self-esteem, body-image and quality of life. Psychological factors may contribute to the development and maintenance of overweight and obesity through the family environment, dieting behaviour, stress and negative affect. Among the psychological consequences of obesity in childhood are reduced quality of life, social seclusion and an increased risk for psychopathology, especially anxiety and depression. In addition, psychological factors significantly predict outcome of obesity treatment.
Researchers ; Professionals ; Students
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/3516

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