Dr Regina Sala’s presentation will explore the impact of the current coronavirus outbreak on obesity and mental health in children and adolescents.

This will include: a) an overview of the impact of lockdown in children and adolescents; b) causes and physical health risk factors of obesity; c) association between obesity and mental health; d) importance of prevention and treatment of paediatric obesity and mental health.

Dr Sala will reference current medical research in the stated fields with illustrations and graphics. In addition, she will present clinical cases, including treatment management of obesity and mental health, during lockdown with the use of telepsychiatry.

Learning Objectives:

  1. To recognise the current impact of lockdown on obesity and mental health in children and adolescents.
  2. To understand the association between obesity and mental health in young people.
  3. To develop preventative strategies and treatment of paediatric obesity and mental health.

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