CON Mental Health and Obesity Conference

CON_OMH_program_2014_4 cover I just attended another great event put on the CON on mental heath and obesity.  Its great to see there is more study being done in this important area.  Rates of obesity and its related comorbidities are higher in people with mental illness, and yet many weight management programs deselect against people with mental health problems, for fear of destabilizing their mental illness or having poor outcomes in the program.  It looks like this worry is unjustified, and may even be discriminatory.