Obesity and depression: Bariatric surgery may help beat the blues

Obesity and depression: Bariatric surgery may help beat the blues

A University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) in January 2016, reveals that patients seeking and undergoing weight loss procedures are more likely to suffer from depression and binge eating than the general population, but those with depression often see their mental health improve after surgery. Read more

Selective eating and other early symptoms of anxiety disorders

Selective eating and other early symptoms of anxiety disorders

Struggled breathing, sweating, the beat of a heart in the ears — these symptoms of anxiety are well-known for anxiety disorder patients. Noting less visible signs of these illnesses, such as picky eating habits, could help patients deal with problems before they even develop. Recent research finds picky eating as children could foreshadow certain mental disorders. Read more