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.

Useful screening tools

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