Chapter – Psychological Assesment & Disturbances

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  • Psychological Treatment Of Childhood Obesity: Main Principles And Pitfalls

    The Ecological Systems Theory is an interesting framework that captures the multicausal interaction of hereditary, environmental and child characteristics that place a child at risk for overweight. This theory serves as a guideline for the multidisciplinary assessment of obesity in childhood and for the treatment. The benefits of a multidisciplinary approach focusing on healthy eating habits, moderate exercise and cognitive-behavioural [read more…]

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  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder And Childhood Obesity  – available in Português portugal

    According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fifth edition (DSM-5)1, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is defined by persistent, age inappropriate and impairing levels of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity. DSM-5 defines four presentations of ADHD: “predominantly inattentive”, “predominantly hyperactive-impulsive”, “combined”, and “not otherwise specified”. [read more…]

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  • School And Obesity

    Overweight and obesity have become a global health problem both in low and middle income countries and high income countries affecting all socioeconomic and age groups. Given the severe consequences on both physical and psychosocial health, prevention of overweight/obesity in children and adolescents is warranted. Several health behaviour models and frameworks [read more…]

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