Title

Pediatric obesity: a review for the child psychiatrist.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-1-2011

Institution/Department

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

Journal Title

Pediatric clinics of North America

MeSH Headings

Child, Humans, Pediatric Obesity, Child Psychiatry

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

1557-8240

First Page

955

Last Page

972

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