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Obesiteit: 'n Teoretiese verkenning

L. Oelofse
Curationis | Vol 7, No 1 | a831 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/curationis.v7i1.831 | © 1984 L. Oelofse | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 28 September 1984 | Published: 28 September 1984

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In a theoretical discussion on obesity the author shows that it is a complex condition, particularly as psychological factors play a significant role in its etiology. Various treatments exist including diet therapy, physical activity, medication, surgery, individual psychotherapy, behaviour therapy. It seems however that a group psychotherapeutic approach to treatment has the best prognostic value. Whatever method of treatment is used, however, physical as well as psychological aspects should be attended to.


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