Topic 2 Psychological features of children/adolescents with increased weight status

Childhood obesity is a disturbing problem which can lead not only to  physical, health-related issues in children but can also cause psychological and emotional problems.

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Health professionals should identify signs and symptoms of emotional distress in children and adolescents.

American Psychological Association. (2019). Identifying signs of stress in your children and teens. https://www.apa.org/topics/stress/children

Useful screening tools

Sagar et al. Indian J Pediatr. 2018 Jul;85(7):554-559