By now, it should not be surprising that depression and obesity are not just correlational, but causational. One extensive study on the two conditions found that obesity leads to a 55% increase in chances of developing depression. Meanwhile, having clinical depression leads to a 58% chance of becoming obese.
Treating one without treating the other is likely to end in failure. Thus, Dieticians are learning behavioral strategies to motivate stuck or depressed patients and Mental Health Professionals are incorporating weight management techniques into sessions. Psychiatrists are considering the impact of certain families of psychotropic medications on the patient’s weight management when prescribing anti-depressants. However, we need to be doing MORE!
In this month’s Elements of Wellness Workshop Series, we will be exploring ways of incorporating weight management techniques into mental health treatment sessions and behavioral interventions into dietary consultations.
Cari Breckel, a weight management specialist with SSM Health will share with us:
Some of the myths and facts about weight loss, including how to spot and confront "Failure Syndrome"
The key components of a weight management program such as improving attendance, accountability, motivation, and practice
Tangible weight management tools you can use with clients in your sessions starting today!
What is a "minimum prescription" and how can you use it to help patients attain and maintain weight goals?
Learn 6 strategies for Long-Term Success
So much more!