This paper discusses issues in mental health of women who may be overweight or obese and the effects and influences society has on them. Society places a lot of pressure on being the perfect size and this can have negative effects on women physically, psychologically, socially, and in many cases can lead to depression. This paper explores solutions to help overcome obesity and risks associated with the extremes often taken by people who try to battle the weight issues. Controversy into whether food can lead into addiction is discussed. In light of eating disorders, this paper gives practical ways to help steer away from that method of losing weight and focuses on losing weight the healthy way. This paper discusses Adlerian Theory, Choice Theory, and relative insightfulness into one being overweight or obese, concluding with ideas for future interventions into the obesity epidemic.
Women's Mental Health and Weight
Linda Kay O'Driscoll
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