Weight-Based Disparities in Youth Mental Health: Scope, Social Underpinnings, and Policy Implications
Weight-based disparities in mental health impair the well-being of youth with overweight and obesity, who comprise a growing majority of young people in the United States. This review summarizes research regarding the extent of weight-based disparities in youth mental health and describes the social underpinnings of these disparities across contexts.
Full citation: Lessard L., Lawrence S. Weight-Based Disparities in Youth Mental Health: Scope, Social Underpinnings, and Policy Implications. Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 2022; Vol. 9(1) 49–56. https://doi.org/10.1177/23727322211068018