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Dealing With Emotional Issues Is Key Facet Of Weight Management, Psychologists Say

January 9, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Ninety-two percent of 306 licensed psychologists providing weight loss treatment who were  surveyed by Consumer Reports National Research Center said they had to provide counseling on the emotional issues of weight gain when treating overweight and obese patients. Effective strategies they recommended included cognitive therapy, problem-solving and mindfulness. A total of 1,300 psychologists were surveyed. Overall, 44 percent said understanding and managing behaviors and emotions related to weight management were essential when addressing weight loss with clients.
"Poll of Psychologists Cites Emotions as Top Obstacle to Successful Weight Loss", News release, Consumer Reports National Research Center / American Psychological Association, January 09, 2013, © American Psychological Association
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