Journal of Obesity

Depression, Obesity, Eating Behavior, and Physical Activity


Publishing date
13 Jul 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
13 Jan 2012

1Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA

2Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, USA

3Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada

4Department of Medicine, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA


Depression, Obesity, Eating Behavior, and Physical Activity

Description

Depression is highly comorbid with obesity, and obese individuals with depression typically fare worse than those without comorbid depression in behavioral, surgical, and pharmacological weight loss treatment. After years of excluding obese individuals with comorbid depression from clinical trials, research is only beginning to elucidate our understanding and treatment of obesity in the context of depression. Hence, basic and applied research is needed to better understand obesity in the context of depression and to improve prevention and treatment of this comorbidity. This call for papers seeks to expand our understanding of the relationship between depressed mood, obesity, eating behavior, and/or physical activity from behavioral, environmental, and biological perspectives. The submission of original and review articles are encouraged. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • The relationship between emotional eating, depression, and obesity
  • Understanding how exercise can positively influence mood and weight loss in obese individuals
  • Psychosocial and physiological mechanisms that may elucidate the effects of depression on obesity-related behaviors
  • Novel and/or parsimonious treatment approaches for treating obesity when comorbid with depression
  • Mechanisms that facilitate the development of comorbid obesity and depression
  • Strategies from evidence-based depression treatments that could be applied to obesity
  • The role of stigma in obesity and depression
  • Cultural issues in obesity and depression (e.g., health disparities and cross-cultural differences)
  • Technological approaches (e.g., health media, games, internet-based, and mobile health) to understanding and treating obesity and depression

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jobes/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 517358
  • - Editorial

Depression, Obesity, Eating Behavior, and Physical Activity

Kristin L. Schneider | Austin S. Baldwin | ... | Norbert Schmitz
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 956137
  • - Research Article

Effect of Hypericum perforatum Extract in an Experimental Model of Binge Eating in Female Rats

Maria Vittoria Micioni Di Bonaventura | Giovanni Vitale | ... | Carlo Cifani
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 497101
  • - Research Article

Increased Mesohippocampal Dopaminergic Activity and Improved Depression-Like Behaviors in Maternally Separated Rats Following Repeated Fasting/Refeeding Cycles

Jeong Won Jahng | Sang Bae Yoo | ... | Jong-Ho Lee
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 281801
  • - Review Article

Mental Health, Wellness, and Childhood Overweight/Obesity

Shelly Russell-Mayhew | Gail McVey | ... | Alana Ireland
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 407103
  • - Research Article

Binge Eating Disorder Mediates Links between Symptoms of Depression, Anxiety, and Caloric Intake in Overweight and Obese Women

Roseann E. Peterson | Shawn J. Latendresse | ... | Nancy C. Raymond
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 263142
  • - Research Article

Associations between Overall and Abdominal Obesity and Suicidal Ideation among US Adult Women

Guixiang Zhao | Chaoyang Li | ... | Lina S. Balluz
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 462845
  • - Research Article

Maternal Distress during Pregnancy and Offspring Childhood Overweight

Katja Glejsted Ingstrup | Camilla Schou Andersen | ... | Ellen A. Nohr
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 548910
  • - Research Article

Evaluation of Personal and Built Environment Attributes to Physical Activity: A Multilevel Analysis on Multiple Population-Based Data Sources

Wei Yang | Karen Spears | ... | Heidi L. Himler
Journal of Obesity
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