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Q. Can a 16-year-old patient overcome his depression by losing weight?

Answered by
Prathi Priya P
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jun 26, 2022

Hello doctor,

I have been facing weight issues for six years. Now I am 16 years old, and I cannot reduce my weight. I am facing constant difficulties and failures. I get depressed, and I am unable to overcome it. I think my depression will subside once I reduce weight. How to overcome this depression and reduce weight?

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Hello,

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I can see that you are facing depression because of your weight issues. I suggest you visit a specialist for weight loss and consult a doctor for weight reduction. Then, you can take a counseling session to overcome depression. If you do this simultaneously, your problem will get solved. Please consult a doctor and ask him the reason for your weight gain and then approach for the counseling session.

Thank you.


Treatment plan:

CBT (cognitive behavior therapy) helps increase self-confidence.

Regarding follow up:

Counseling sessions will help you overcome depression.


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