This author conducted research of adolescent high school students to examine the physical and psychological implications of obesity in adolescents. The researcher set to answer the questions: Are obese adolescents at risk for short-term and long-term physical health problems? Are obese adolescents at risk for increased depression, decreased self-esteem, increased suicidal thoughts and/or actions, increased peer victimization and detrimental effects to various psychosocial outcomes? This author further investigates whether obesity is an epidemic worthy of research and evaluation and the physical aspects of mental health, i.e. depression, self-esteem, increased suicidal thoughts and/or actions, peer victimization and psychosocial outcomes in adolescents.
|Presenter:||Lindsay Daniel (Graduate Student)|
|Location:||3rd Floor Lobby, MetroCenter|
|Time:||6 pm (Session VI)|