Confronting obesity in children: behavioral and psychological factors.


Journal Article

The problem of obesity in children must be taken seriously and treated aggressively. The long-term psychological, social, and medical consequences of childhood obesity can be quite serious. Behavior modification has shown new promise compared to the discouraging results of traditional approaches such as inpatient starvation, the use of appetite suppressants, and dietary counseling. The behavioral program involves a systematic approach to nutrition, exercise, eating patterns, attitudes, and family support.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Brownell, KD; Wadden, TA

Published Date

  • June 1, 1984

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 13 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 473 - 480

PubMed ID

  • 6462794

Pubmed Central ID

  • 6462794

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1938-2359

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0090-4481


  • eng