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Impulsividade na obesidade: questões conceituais e metodológicas

Cibele Pereira, Ethel Zimberg Chehter
2011 Arquivos Brasileiros de Psicologia  
The clinical management of obesity, psychological and environmental factors are the targets of management that can best contribute to weight loss. Among the psychological aspects, impulsivity stands out as an important component of binge eating that can lead to obesity. Objective: To describe the studies that investigated the relationship between impulsivity and obesity. Method: Search Bireme database with descriptors impulsivity and obesity in titles or abstracts between 2002 and 2009.
more » ... 2 and 2009. Results: The search returned 44 items of which 22 were selected according the focus on impulsivity related to obesity, overeating and binge eating. Conclusion: Studies aimed on investigating the association between obesity, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and binge eating promising advances towards identifying a common denominator, but require more specific instruments that can be used on samples more expressive.
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