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Print A disproportionate number of patients with mental illness are obese compared to the general population. Obesity develops from a combination of environmental effects and genotype, both of which can present as heightened risk factors in people with mental illness.
Obesity also brings with it higher risks of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, which can further affect psychological well-being. Subsequently, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services, people with mental illness die 25 years earlier than those without mental illness due to obesity-related conditions.
A study comprising randomly selected outpatients receiving psychiatric care in Maryland found that their body mass index BMI was almost twice that of the comparison group. The reasons cited for the link between obesity and psychiatric problems are unsurprising: Depression and low self-esteem have been observed in obese patients around the world, even when there has been no previous history of mental illness.
A study in South Africa conducted by Dr van der Merwe found that young women were most at risk for mental illness if obese. Race is another factor feeding into the relationship between obesity and mental illness.
A study conducted by researchers at University College London found that girls from African groups were not as affected by being overweight as white girls since being overweight did not lead to social stigma in their society.
A study published in the American Journal of Managed Care found an increased incidence of weight gain and glucose regulation problems in people taking antipsychotic medication. The link between psychiatric medication and obesity may be due to the fact that psychotropic drugs not only contribute to weight gain but also create changes in the sensitivity of the body to insulin.
Shrivastava and Johnston observed this phenomenon and noted that weight gain caused by psychiatric medications further exacerbated the psychological problems experienced by patients. The effect caused by the stress hormone, cortisol, emitted during times of distress also plays a role in weight gain.
A complex spectrum of factors contributes to the link between obesity and mental illness. Obesity has debilitating effects on both physical and mental health, and can lead to full-blown mental illness as a result of poor self-image and physical illnesses.
In turn, psychiatric complaints can also cause obesity as a result of medication effects, hormone imbalances, and the behavioral issues that result from psychiatric disorders.
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Although all children and adolescents are at risk for obesity and should be screened, there are several specific risk factors, including parental obesity, poor nutrition, low levels of physical activity, inadequate sleep, sedentary behaviors, and low family income.
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