S. CHARLES FREED, M.D.; MEYER MIZEL, M.D.
Various factors enter into the effective treatment of obesity, many of them related to emotional problems which, because of their complexity, require all the skill, patience and understanding at the command of the physician.1, 2 A proper appreciation of the patient's difficulties in combating the instinctive forces involved in eating is essential to successful treatment. The physician should be aware, for example, that an individual cannot easily deny himself the pleasurable sensations from eating, especially since much of our social life is woven around the ceremony of the meal. It requires considerable fortitude to resist the frequent temptations. Furthermore, it
FREED SC, MIZEL M. THE USE OF AMPHETAMINE COMBINATIONS FOR APPETITE SUPPRESSION1. Ann Intern Med. ;36:1492–1497. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-36-6-1492
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1952;36(6):1492-1497.
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