Overcoming Obesity 2023 - Obesity and Mental Health: Special Clinical Considerations and Overcoming Stigma (Recorded)
This case-based instructional session will be presented by quadruple board-certified psychiatrist, Dr. Tiffani Bell Washington and Dr. Sylvia Gonsahn-Bollie. This presentation aims to give learners insights into the significant and bidirectional association between obesity and mental health disorders. The session will emphasize the latest research exploring the biological connections between obesity and mental health conditions. Furthermore, learners will understand the clinical implications of weight-inducing pharmacology, motivational interviewing, lifestyle changes, eating behaviors, and compounded stigma due to biases against weight and mental health. These biases are further amplified in minority populations and can drive disparities in communities disproportionately impacted by obesity. After this session, learners will be more aware of the connections between obesity and mental health not previously considered and equipped with practical clinical interventions.
CME/CE Expiration Date: 10/27/26
*The expiration date listed above is the last day CME/CE credit can be claimed for this specific presentation.
- Identify the key classes of weight-inducing psychiatric medications and possible ways to reduce side effects.
- Utilize three screening tools that can be used for mental health screening in obesity management.
- Describe at least two clinical implications of mental health stigma in obesity treatment.
- Distinguish binge eating disorder from other forms of disordered eating patterns in patients with obesity.
- Recognize potential referral sources for mental health support for patients with obesity.
Sylvia M. Gonsahn-Bollie, MD, DABOM, FOMA
This session is approved by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners® for 0.10 pharmacology contact hour(s).
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Obesity Medicine Association designates this Enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the commensurate amount with the extent of their participation in the activity.