Obesity and Depression

Obesity and depression can sometimes occur at the same time and each of these conditions can be consequential with the other. In other words, depression can result in considerable weight gain, and vice versa. Treating either of the two separately is helpful, and may even show benefits for the issue that was not targeted, but it is more beneficial to work on both issues together simultaneously. That’s why we developed our specialized Obesity & Depression program.

Treatment of obesity with lifestyle management involves learning how to eat better/less and how to be more active, which is obvious to anyone who has struggled with weight issues. What may be less obvious is that successful obesity treatment requires effective goals, optimal planning, and the strengthening, and maintenance, of strong motivation. This process is called Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for obesity.

The treatment of depression with psychological therapy targets increasing positive emotional experiences and decreasing negative ones. The process of emotional change requires identification of emotional states and their connection to cognitive and behavioral coping mechanisms, and increasing confidence through practicing new strategies and becoming comfortable with new habits. This type of effective cognitive-behaviour therapy is recommended for use in conjunction with, or instead of antidepressant medication.

​In our integrated Obesity & Depression program we work on both problems at the same time. We judge our results by how much you feel better and your ability to maintain a healthier weight, over the long-term. Our goal is to help you make deep and lasting changes in your eating, exercise, emotions and weight.

Are you interested in our program? Fill out the confidential health questionnaire online and we will contact you!