Obesity and Depression

Module Materials

Have you ever wondered why so many of your patients with obesity also have depressive symptoms and vice versa?

This module describes the relationship between obesity and depression and recommended screening and treatment recommendations for both conditions.

Learning Objectives:

By the conclusion of this module, the learner will be able to:

  1. Discuss the correlation between obesity and depression.
  2. Describe the biological mechanisms that may affect obesity and depression.
  3. Describe treatment recommendations for patients with both obesity and depression.

Who should complete this module?

The information in this module is valuable for all integrated team members, including clinicians, nurses, behavioral health staff, medical assistants, front & back office staff, and care managers.

The project described was supported by Funding Opportunity Number CMS-1G1-14-001 from the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The Colorado State Innovation Model (SIM), a four-year initiative, is funded by up to $65 million from CMS. The content provided is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of HHS or any of its agencies.

Obesity and Depression