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Roles of mental health professionals in multidisciplinary medically supervised treatment programs for obesity.

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Hunter, SM; Larrieu, JA; Ayad, FM; O'Leary, JP; Griffies, WS; Deblanc, CH; Martin, LF
Published in: South Med J
June 1997

Excess weight is a major medical problem for more than one third of Americans and, after cigarette smoking, is the second largest cause of death. However, obesity treatments remain controversial, and only surgical therapies have patient volume and appropriate follow-up adequate to prove effectiveness. National Institutes of Health conferences on obesity treatments and the Institute of Medicine have suggested that all obesity treatment programs, including those which are medically supervised, should be multidisciplinary, involving professionals from the behavioral, nutritional, and exercise fields to facilitate delivery of a patient-treatment matching strategy. There are no models to suggest how these recommendations should be accomplished or whether they are financially feasible. We present a case management model that includes psychotherapists in a multidisciplinary obesity treatment program. More data are needed to show whether these suggestions improve cost-effectiveness of obesity treatments.

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South Med J

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0038-4348

Publication Date

June 1997

Volume

90

Issue

6

Start / End Page

578 / 586

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Treatment Outcome
  • Psychotherapy
  • Psychiatry
  • Physician's Role
  • Patient Care Team
  • Patient Care Planning
  • Obesity
  • Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
  • Mental Health
  • Humans
 

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Hunter, S. M., Larrieu, J. A., Ayad, F. M., O’Leary, J. P., Griffies, W. S., Deblanc, C. H., & Martin, L. F. (1997). Roles of mental health professionals in multidisciplinary medically supervised treatment programs for obesity. South Med J, 90(6), 578–586. https://doi.org/10.1097/00007611-199706000-00001
Hunter, S. M., J. A. Larrieu, F. M. Ayad, J. P. O’Leary, W. S. Griffies, C. H. Deblanc, and L. F. Martin. “Roles of mental health professionals in multidisciplinary medically supervised treatment programs for obesity.South Med J 90, no. 6 (June 1997): 578–86. https://doi.org/10.1097/00007611-199706000-00001.
Hunter SM, Larrieu JA, Ayad FM, O’Leary JP, Griffies WS, Deblanc CH, et al. Roles of mental health professionals in multidisciplinary medically supervised treatment programs for obesity. South Med J. 1997 Jun;90(6):578–86.
Hunter, S. M., et al. “Roles of mental health professionals in multidisciplinary medically supervised treatment programs for obesity.South Med J, vol. 90, no. 6, June 1997, pp. 578–86. Pubmed, doi:10.1097/00007611-199706000-00001.
Hunter SM, Larrieu JA, Ayad FM, O’Leary JP, Griffies WS, Deblanc CH, Martin LF. Roles of mental health professionals in multidisciplinary medically supervised treatment programs for obesity. South Med J. 1997 Jun;90(6):578–586.

Published In

South Med J

DOI

ISSN

0038-4348

Publication Date

June 1997

Volume

90

Issue

6

Start / End Page

578 / 586

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Treatment Outcome
  • Psychotherapy
  • Psychiatry
  • Physician's Role
  • Patient Care Team
  • Patient Care Planning
  • Obesity
  • Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
  • Mental Health
  • Humans