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Short-term cognitive behavioral therapy may reduce BMI in girls with overweight, moderate depression

Short-term cognitive behavioral therapy may reduce BMI in girls with overweight, moderate depression
November 1, 2017

WASHINGTON — Cognitive behavioral therapy over 6 weeks may decrease depressive symptoms and, in turn, reduce BMI, fat gain and insulin resistance 1 year after treatment in adolescent girls with overweight and moderate depressive symptoms, according to findings presented here.

“Adolescent depressive symptoms are common, especially in girls, with 25% to 33% reporting elevated depressive symptoms,” Lauren B. Shomaker, PhD, assistant professor of human development and family services at Colorado State University, said during her presentation. “Depressive symptoms in adolescents are related cross-sectionally and prospectively to higher BMI and subsequent onset of obesity to greater insulin resistance and worsening insulin resistance over time and to the onset of type 2 diabetes in young adulthood.”

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