Role of social relationship functioning in suicidal ideation among adolescents at-risk for adult obesity, The
Prevalence of child and adolescent obesity represents a public health crisis in the United States and globally. Having tripled over the last 50 years, current rates of obesity show that approximately 18% of children aged 2-19 years in the United States are affected. While metabolic health consequences of obesity are of great concern, including insulin resistance and impaired glucose, obesity also is related to a range of adverse psychological concerns, including depression and suicidal ideation. Indeed, there has been an alarming rise in adolescent suicidal ideation and behavior, and a possibility ...
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