What is the role of family participation in the treatment of obesity in children and adolescents?

Updated: Feb 20, 2019
  • Author: Steven M Schwarz, MD, FAAP, FACN, AGAF; Chief Editor: Jatinder Bhatia, MBBS, FAAP  more...
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As noted earlier, any therapeutic intervention in the child or adolescent with obesity is unlikely to succeed without the understanding, approval, and active participation of family members. Family therapy is effective in patients resistant to other therapeutic interventions, particularly those with parents who have obesity. (See Family-Based Behavioral Treatment)


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