Abstract

This commentary explores a few of the common threads in a symposium of obesity narratives in light of the American Medical Association’s classification of obesity as a disease. While the narratives illustrate the breadth of experiences, they each highlight the absence of a clear approach for the treatment of obesity, as well as the lack of conversation and compassion in the most basic of interactions with medical professionals. This could be cause for despair, yet we learn through these shared experiences that we can take control of our care and plot a course for real and lasting assistance with this condition.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2157-1740
Print ISSN
2157-1732
Pages
pp. 125-128
Launched on MUSE
2014-08-12
Open Access
No
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