n South African Psychiatry Review - Weight and psychiatry : editorial




Extracted from text ... EDITORIAL S Afr Psychiatry Rev 2004;7:1-2 South African Psychiatry Review - November 2004 1 Weight and psychiatry whether we need BED or not, we are going to get it. Vested interests are seemingly playing a larger role in determining the diagnostic landscape than scientific merit. Beyond the physical aspects of weight, the psychological meaning sees the virtues of control, discipline and willpower adding allure to the attainment of a thinner body. The association of weight and health has further intensified the drive for leanness, with any hint of overweight being deemed unhealthy. In traditional and contemporary societies, size matters ..


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