Weight Loss Can Lead to Depression
Shedding weight has become such an industry, and societal obsession, you’d expect those who succeed in dropping pounds to feel victorious. Or at least, happy. But the opposite is true, according to a flurry of medical studies. Depression and anxiety accompanied the dieters, with some even veering into psychosis. This could be one reason why so few people manage to lose weight, and to keep it off for more than a year. But at least if your weight loss attempts are making you miserable, take heart: you aren’t alone.