Mood and Body Weight
As you know, mood disorders are not the only prevalent conditions. Alarmingly, obesity has reached epidemic levels. And interestingly enough, it is common with mood and anxiety disorders. Much research now reports that many individuals who experience mood and anxiety disorders are also overweight.
Studies have shown that obesity is associated with an approximately 25% increase in odds of mood and anxiety disorders and an approximately 25% decrease in odds of substance use disorders. In addition, research has shown that those with a diagnosis of depression or anxiety are significantly more likely than those without each diagnosis to be obese, physically inactive, drink and smoke.
At the same time, literature reviews confirm a reciprocal link between depression and obesity. Sometimes obesity was shown to increase the risk of depression, but depression has also found to increase the odds for developing obesity. On the other hand, a literature review on anxiety and obesity shows a positive association between obesity and anxiety disorders, yet not a very strong one.
The causal relationship between anxiety and obesity or depression and obesity is not straightforward. However, their impact on eating patterns and the quality of life is instrumental.This is another reason why it is of extreme importance to pay attention to your body. Take a hold of your health and your weight in order to positively impact on your mind. This can be done using specific techniques called NLP, Hypnosis and Time Line Therapy (R).
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