53 children and
adolescents with various degrees of obesity underwent clinical, laboratory and
psychological examination. It has been established that obese children and
adolescents have impaired ideas about food. A comprehensive assessment of the
psychological state of children and adolescents with obesity showed that it
depends on the level of body mass index.
In obese children and
adolescents who have been examined, there is a violation of psychological
adaptation, especially in severe cases. This fact requires the inclusion of
psychotherapeutic methods in the complex treatment of children with obesity as
a mandatory component of treatment in the treatment of children and adolescents
with obesity. It also highlights the need for treatment programs for patients
with eating disorders.