Welcome!

Agile Computing Authors: Elizabeth White, Liz McMillan, Yeshim Deniz, Pat Romanski, Andy Thurai

News Feed Item

Severe Obesity Has Significant Mental Health Concerns in Addition to Physical Risk

Dr. Michael Feiz discusses the potentially debilitating issue of clinical depression and its link to obesity

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The physical side effects of obesity have been extensively documented and are well known, but its impact on mental and emotional health is less frequently discussed. A significantly increased risk of heart attack, stroke, and diabetes is reason enough to take obesity seriously and adapt a healthier lifestyle to take action against it. Dr. Feiz and Associates have helped countless patients to reduce those risks through proven methods of bariatric surgery. While the physical issues mentioned above are obviously dangerous, there are also potentially serious mental conditions that are often triggered by, or associated with, obesity. Clinical depression is one such issue.

Clinical Depression Defined

The American Psychiatric Association defines clinical depression as a poor mood and overbearing sense of sadness that dominates a person's emotions throughout most of the day for two or more weeks. Clinical depression differs from normal mood swings in that it remains consistent, and often leaves the afflicted party with a sense of hopelessness and an inability to improve their mood despite their efforts.

Risk Factors

Despite attitudes to the contrary, clinical depression is a serious mental disorder that requires treatment and carries significant risks to one's health. Such risks include insomnia and lack of sleep, which causes fatigue amongst other negative side effects. Poor concentration, memory deterioration, and an overall loss of drive and motivation are also linked to depression, causing those affected to have difficulty maintaining their jobs or other responsibilities. Those afflicted also commonly experience a collapse of their social, familial, and romantic lives. These patterns can lead patients suffering from clinical depression to experience thoughts of self-harm which, without effective treatment, can lead to dangerous, self-inflicted injury or death.

The Link to Obesity

When dealing with patients, Dr. Feiz regularly takes note of their mental state. The fact of the matter is that there is a higher rate of clinical depression amongst people with severe obesity than within the general population. This is in part due to the fact that those who are obese often feel helpless to change their situation because diet and exercise have proven ineffectual. Clinical depression is often triggered by difficult life events that a person feels powerless to change. Also, the negative stigmas attached to being overweight can cause reoccurring negative cycles of guilt and self-loathing.

Treating Clinical Depression
Of course, clinical depression requires regular and comprehensive treatment from mental health professionals which includes therapy, and can include medication. One important aspect that treatment plans often include is helping the patient make positive changes to an ongoing negative circumstance or situation.

At the same time, for a great many severely obese patients, helping to make weight loss more achievable through a bariatric procedure can go a long way towards helping to end their sense of powerlessness over their life and, hence, improves their outlook. Many of Dr. Feiz's patients have reported a dramatic improvement in their overall outlook and mood. For many patients, any of the many effective treatment options, ranging from lap band to sleeve gastrectomy and beyond can be of great assistance in their battles against both obesity and depression. Dr. Feiz M.D., F.A.C.S. offers comprehensive treatment options that are safe, proven, and effective.  For more information about a free seminar at the offices of Dr. Feiz and Associates, please visit his web site at www.drfeiz.com or call 800-868-5946.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrFeiz
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/DrFeiz

PR Submitted by Cyberset.com

SOURCE Dr. Feiz and Associates

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
SYS-CON Events announced today that Silicon India has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Published in Silicon Valley, Silicon India magazine is the premiere platform for CIOs to discuss their innovative enterprise solutions and allows IT vendors to learn about new solutions that can help grow their business.
SYS-CON Events announced today that CrowdReviews.com has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 22nd International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 5–7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. CrowdReviews.com is a transparent online platform for determining which products and services are the best based on the opinion of the crowd. The crowd consists of Internet users that have experienced products and services first-hand and have an interest in letting other potential buye...
In his general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Manish Dixit, VP of Product and Engineering at Dice, discussed how Dice leverages data insights and tools to help both tech professionals and recruiters better understand how skills relate to each other and which skills are in high demand using interactive visualizations and salary indicator tools to maximize earning potential. Manish Dixit is VP of Product and Engineering at Dice. As the leader of the Product, Engineering and Data Sciences team at D...
We are seeing a major migration of enterprises applications to the cloud. As cloud and business use of real time applications accelerate, legacy networks are no longer able to architecturally support cloud adoption and deliver the performance and security required by highly distributed enterprises. These outdated solutions have become more costly and complicated to implement, install, manage, and maintain.SD-WAN offers unlimited capabilities for accessing the benefits of the cloud and Internet. ...
"IBM is really all in on blockchain. We take a look at sort of the history of blockchain ledger technologies. It started out with bitcoin, Ethereum, and IBM evaluated these particular blockchain technologies and found they were anonymous and permissionless and that many companies were looking for permissioned blockchain," stated René Bostic, Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Conventi...
DXWordEXPO New York 2018, colocated with CloudEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City and will bring together Cloud Computing, FinTech and Blockchain, Digital Transformation, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, AI, Machine Learning and WebRTC to one location.
René Bostic is the Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America. Enjoying her career with IBM during the modern millennial technological era, she is an expert in cloud computing, DevOps and emerging cloud technologies such as Blockchain. Her strengths and core competencies include a proven record of accomplishments in consensus building at all levels to assess, plan, and implement enterprise and cloud computing solutions. René is a member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and a m...
In an era of historic innovation fueled by unprecedented access to data and technology, the low cost and risk of entering new markets has leveled the playing field for business. Today, any ambitious innovator can easily introduce a new application or product that can reinvent business models and transform the client experience. In their Day 2 Keynote at 19th Cloud Expo, Mercer Rowe, IBM Vice President of Strategic Alliances, and Raejeanne Skillern, Intel Vice President of Data Center Group and G...
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that All in Mobile, a mobile app development company from Poland, will exhibit at the 22nd International CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO. All In Mobile is a mobile app development company from Poland. Since 2014, they maintain passion for developing mobile applications for enterprises and startups worldwide.
Founded in 2000, Chetu Inc. is a global provider of customized software development solutions and IT staff augmentation services for software technology providers. By providing clients with unparalleled niche technology expertise and industry experience, Chetu has become the premiere long-term, back-end software development partner for start-ups, SMBs, and Fortune 500 companies. Chetu is headquartered in Plantation, Florida, with thirteen offices throughout the U.S. and abroad.