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Family man living with obesity


Rita Princi,
Clinical Senior Lecturer,
Discipline of Psychiatry,
University of Adelaide, Australia.


This case explores some of the issues that can arise when a health practitioner and the patient have different views on the underlying cause of a problem or set of problems. In this instance the practitioner has identified the patient's obesity as an important factor in his current problems - and the challenge is how to help the patient accept and manage this.

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