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Psychological interventions for overweight or obesity

Creator:

Shaw KA, O'Rourke P, Del Mar C, Kenardy J

Subject Keywords: Management of overweight and obesity
Topic: Obesity
Chronic Conditions
Obesity
Type: Article
Region: International (other)
Description:

Several psychological methods are used to try and help people who are overweight or obese to lose weight. This review found that cognitive behaviour therapy and behaviour therapy significantly improved the success of weight loss for these people. Cognitive therapy was not effective as a weight loss treatment. There was not enough evidence to reach a conclusion about other psychological forms of therapy, such as relaxation therapy and hypnotherapy, however the evidence that is available suggests that these therapies may also be successful in improving weight loss. No data on mortality, morbidity or quality of life were found.

Date:

21/01/2009

Rights: © The Cochrane Collaboration
Suggested citation:

Shaw KA, O'Rourke P, Del Mar C, Kenardy J. (2009) Psychological interventions for overweight or obesity [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/95734 [Accessed: 14th November 2019].

  

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