Participants that had diagnoses of anxiety and depression, and major depressive disorder were found to gain a significant amount of weight after 2 years compared to their start weight. Based on the results of this study the anxiety disorders were not found to be associated with significant weight loss.
- If you have anxiety and depression, determine how these diagnoses impact your weight loss journey.
- Keep track of when your anxiety/depression is trigged and what your responses are to those triggers.
- Then track what actions are taken that can deter you from your weight loss goals.
- Find opposite actions that are healthier for you to partake in to keep your health goals in the forefront.
- If you believe that your anxiety and depression is severe, please seek professional psychological services.
Chances for individuals with anxiety and depression to have significant weight gain was increased by 70%.
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