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ea0018p23 | (1) | MES2008

The need for a coordinated multidisciplinary approach in the management of morbid obesity

Mukherjee Leena , Hussain Sufyan , Flood John , Kaushal Rashmi

We describe the case of a 22-year-old South Asian male presenting to Endocrine Services with morbid obesity (BMI>50), sexual immaturity and agoraphobia. Born at full term following an uncomplicated pregnancy, he reached all developmental milestones appropriately. His problems began aged 15 after witnessing a murder, with reactive depression and hyperphagia. By the age of 18, he weighed over 140 kg, had poor self-image and suicidal ideation. He was managed initially by seve...