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[Introducing a new, personalized multistep cognitive behavioral therapy for obesity]

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DECEMBER 10, 2019

Lege Artis Medicinae - 2019;29(12)

DOI: https://doi.org/10.33616/lam.29.056

[Two thirds of Hungary’s adult population live with excess weight. Obesity itself is a chronic disease that is a risk factor for many other chronic diseases, and therefore adequate treatment is of public health impor­tance. Although behavioral therapy is one of the evidence-based approaches to treating obesity, its long-term effectiveness is not well-established. That is why intensive work has been done over the past decades to furth­er develop behavioral therapy. A recent example of this is a multi-step treatment program that can be implemented in a number of settings of the health care system regardless of the excess weight and the presence of comorbid conditions of obesity. This treatment program is based on classical behavioral treatments and new cognitive-behavioral treatments of obesity and, in addition to the acquisition of long-term lifestyle-changing skills, contributes to the treatment of obesity through the development of a mind-set for long-term weight control. The purpose of this study is to present the program.]

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  1. Semmelweis Egyetem, Magatartástudományi Intézet

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