2. Psychological Aspects of Obesity in Women

  1. Deborah L. Conway MD
  1. D. Yvette LaCoursiere MD, MPH

Published Online: 18 FEB 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444391183.ch2

Pregnancy in the Obese Woman: Clinical Management

Pregnancy in the Obese Woman: Clinical Management

How to Cite

LaCoursiere, D. Y. (2011) Psychological Aspects of Obesity in Women, in Pregnancy in the Obese Woman: Clinical Management (ed D. L. Conway), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444391183.ch2

Editor Information

  1. Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Texas School of Medicine, San Antonio, Texas, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Reproductive Medicine, University of California San Diego Medical Center, San Diego, California, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 FEB 2011
  2. Published Print: 18 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405196482

Online ISBN: 9781444391183

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Keywords:

  • psychological aspects of obesity in women;
  • obese women, and psychosocial stressors - and psychological disorders, than other women;
  • psychosocial factors and disorders - and obesity in women;
  • psychosocial stressors, affecting health and well-being - response in neuroendocrine system;
  • multiple potential causal pathways - stress, depression and obesity, complicating clinical research;
  • early traumatic event exposure - predisposing to obesity in adulthood;
  • generalized anxiety disorder, and obesity in women - and 4th edition (DSM-IV) criteria;
  • weight-based stigmatization - experiences, of overweight and obese individuals;
  • obesity and quality of life during pregnancy;
  • Abuse Assessment Screen (AAS)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Psychosocial factors associated with obesity in women

  • Special psychosocial considerations during pregnancy

  • Practical tools for the obstetric provider

  • Summary

  • References