Obesity and Mood Disorders: The Complex Problem of Insight
J Clin Psychiatry 2005;66(2):265[letter]
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McElroy et al.1
recently conducted an interesting and complete review about the relationship between mood disorders and obesity. The authors highlighted the epidemiologic and pathophysiologic links between obesity, depression, and bipolar disorder, especially in obese patients seeking weight loss treatment. Indeed, it is common that obese patients experience comorbid depressive disorders, as well as anxiety disorders and several Axis II disorders.