Loneliness, Emotional Distress can Cause Weight Gain

by Thilaka Ravi on  May 20, 2010 at 3:22 PM Mental Health News
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The world may have shrunk to become a global village because of Internet and mobile phones, but many still deal with loneliness and emotional distress that may lead to overeating and serious weight gain.
 Loneliness, Emotional Distress can Cause Weight Gain
Loneliness, Emotional Distress can Cause Weight Gain

Mary Jo Rapini, a psychotherapist with The Methodist Weight Management Center in Houston says that people look for comfort food when they feel lonely or depressed.

Some will begin to gain a lot of weight, begin to feel even more self conscious about their appearance, and fall into a deeper depression.

Rapini adds that it is important to express yourself, be it through talking to someone, by journaling, drawing self-portraits of how you are feeling or writing poetry or short stories about your situation.

Source: ANI
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