Individual, family, or group therapy can help a child or adult with obesity learn more about their eating habits. Stress, emotions, and unhealthy thought patterns often play a role.
Weight Loss Programs
There are many types of weight loss programs that can help a person make lifestyle changes. Some examples are:
Weight loss groups that meet in person
One-on-one weight loss counseling
Online programs with chat rooms and message boards
Endocrine Society clinical practice guideline on pharmacological management of obesity can be found in J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2015 Feb;100(2):342-362.
Obesity. Merck Manual Professional Version website. Available at: http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/nutritional-disorders/obesity-and-the-metabolic-syndrome/obesity. Updated January 2020. Accessed January 31, 2020.
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