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OCD AND OBESITY

In a recent study published in the Journal of Health Psychology, researchers study that thought patterns about meals, food may involve in compulsive behaviors, which result in gaining weight. They do suggest coupling weight management practices (exercise and diet) with methods to prey the underlying psychological process aid to food-related obsessive-compulsive behaviors. 

Understand the theory of psychological components involved in weight gain may be the foundation to attenuate the obesity epidemic. In order to discover this phenomenon, 70 participants of different weights, (overweight, normal weight), completed surveys in relation to their compulsion behaviors and food consumption. Their preoccupation with food, obsessive-compulsive eating behaviors, behavioral and emotional reactions to intrusive thoughts about meals, as well as their eating manners, were thoroughly recorded.

 OCD that is mostly overlooked is the increased risk associate with eating disorders like binge eating disorder, anorexia, or bulimia. There is a strong correlation between eating disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder, with one study demonstrated that 41 percent of Humans with eating issues were discovered to have OCD. 

The researcher’s study that, based on their theory, psychological component should blend with a weight management programs. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) may help patients to address the compulsive eating behaviors, and manage the intrusive thoughts that follow.

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