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Depressive symptoms among obese children


The authors compare the appearance of depressive symptoms in 30 obese children in outpatient care and 30 normal-weight controls. The Montgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale showed a significantly higher rate of depression in the obese children (p<0.01). The results are interpreted in the light of the partially contradictory views in the literature. Reference is also made to the therapeutic aspects of the problem.

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Csábi, G., Tényi, T. & Molnár, D. Depressive symptoms among obese children. Eat Weight Disord 5, 43–45 (2000).

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Key words

  • Childhood obesity
  • depression
  • mood disorders
  • eating disorders
  • clinical epidemiology
  • clinical population