Illnesses such as bipolar disorder often come with weight gain, which can complicate recovery by prompting not only physical problems but also mental fallout. A 2011 research analysis concluded that up to 68% of treatment-seeking bipolar disorder patients are overweight or obese, and 57.8% of those with severe depression are obese. In a recent column in Psychology Today, David Sack, MD, offers advice for managing weight in these patients.

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