Psychological Treatments

  • Behavioral Weight Management NEW CONTENT
    2015 EST Status: Treatment pending re-evaluation research support
    1998 EST Status: Strong research support

Note: Other psychological treatments may also be effective in weight management, but they have not been evaluated with the same scientific rigor as the treatments above. Medications may also be helpful for weight management, but we do not cover medications in this website. Of course, we recommend a consultation with a mental health professional for an accurate diagnosis and discussion of various treatment options. When you meet with a professional, be sure to work together to establish clear treatment goals and to monitor progress toward those goals. Feel free to print this information and take it with you to discuss your treatment plan with your therapist.