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Shrinking It Down: Mental Health Made Simple

Understanding Obesity Stigma, feat. Angela Fitch, MD, FACP, FOMA

Season 6, Ep. 5

We often hear about how stigma can prevent treatment for mental disorders and promote feelings of shame or low self-worth among those struggling. Did you know the same is true for obesity? Obesity is a complex disease, and stigma stems from a misunderstanding of what it is, what contributes, and how it can be treated.

Today, we're joined by Angela Fitch, MD, a leader in the field of obesity medicine, to help us learn more about what we can all do to support kids who are struggling with obesity and shift the culture around weight bias. We discuss personal biases, effective treatment, and the mental health toll obesity stigma can take on our kids who need us to step up on this issue.

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Episode produced by Sara Rattigan

Music by Gene Beresin

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