Mahesa Permana Kardis, Alifiati Fitrikasari
Pakistan Journal of Medical & Health Sciences



Mental Disorder in Obesity

Mahesa Permana Kardis, Alifiati Fitrikasari



2029



ABSTRACT

Background: Obesity is a condition of incompatibility between body weight and height that shows a value above the normal range of body mass index. Obesity has an impact on the individual's psychological developmental processes. Limitations of Research on the relationship between obesity and mental disorders lead researchers to be interested in knowing whether there are incidents and types of mental disorders in obese individuals.

Objective: To investigate mental disorders in individual with obesity.

Methods: This was an observational and cross-sectional study. A total of 45 respondents who met the inclusion criteria according to WHO Asia Pacific obesity criteria (BMI ≥ 25 Kg/m2) were screened using MINI ICD 10. Statistical analysis using Mann-Whitney Test and Fisher’s Exact Test to determine the relationship of mental disorders incident with the demographic characteristics of respondents. Gamma and Mann-Whitney tests were used to determine the relationship between mental disorders types with the demographic characteristics of respondents.

Results: There were eight of 45 respondents experiencing mental disorders. The study found that three respondents were diagnosed with general anxiety disorder, three with depression, one with distimia, and one with mania at past. There was no significant relationship between mental disorders incidents and demographic characteristics. The relationship between types of mental disorders with a history of mental disorders in the nuclear family showed significant results.

Conclusion: There were mental disorders in obese individuals. Most mental disorders diagnosis were depression and general anxiety disorder.

Keywords: Obesity, Mental disorder



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