Title

Pediatric obesity: a review for the child psychiatrist.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-1-2010

Institution/Department

Maine Medical Center Research Institute, Center for Clinical & Translational Research

Journal Title

Child and adolescent psychiatric clinics of North America

MeSH Headings

Adolescent, Body Mass Index, Child, Child Psychiatry, Child, Preschool, Health Care Costs, Health Status, Humans, Interdisciplinary Communication, Mental Disorders, Obesity, Prevalence, Psychology, Quality of Life, Risk Factors, Socioeconomic Factors, Stereotyping, Surveys and Questionnaires, Young Adult

Abstract

Child and adolescent psychiatrists frequently encounter children who are obese in their practices and may be asked to work alongside primary care physicians and other specialists who treat youngsters with obesity. To offer expert consultation, they must understand all aspects of the pediatric obesity epidemic. By summarizing the relevant endocrinology, cardiology, nutrition, exercise science, and public health literature, this review of pediatric obesity assesses the epidemic's background, delineates the challenges of clinical care, and appraises the therapeutic recommendations for this population of patients and their families.

ISSN

1558-0490

First Page

353

Last Page

370

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