Term Weight Related Support Groups
Code PN-8100.0500-900
Definition Mutual support groups whose members are individuals who have a problem with compulsive eating, who eat the wrong foods or are people who are overweight and are using the group to develop self-esteem and self-confidence, and accept themselves as they are. Also included are groups that are structured specifically for or accept people who have a diagnosed eating disorder. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; provide emotional support, information and resources for those who participate; offer weight loss or weight gain support only, no special diets; and may include faith-based and secular 12-step groups as well as non-12 step groups.
Created 12/8/10
Changed 12/22/14
Use References Anorexia Nervosa Support Groups
Bulimia Support Groups
Compulsive Eaters Support Groups
Eating Disorders Support Groups
Fat Acceptance Support Groups
Food Addiction Support Groups
Overeaters Anonymous
Overeaters Support Groups
Weight Loss Support Groups
See Also References BMI/Body Composition Screening (LF-4900.1150)
Body Image Education (RR-5150.5000-100)
Dietitian/Nutritionist Referrals (LH-2600.1740)
Eating Disorders Screening (RP-5000.5000-200)
Eating Disorders Treatment (RP-6400.1900)
Fitness Equipment and Accessories (PL-7200.2000)
Healthy Eating Programs (LH-2700.6000-300)
Nutrition Assessment Services (LF-4900.6200)
Nutrition Education (LH-2700.6000)
Physical Activity and Fitness Education/Promotion (LH-2700.6450)
Physical Fitness (PL-6600)
Physical Fitness Referrals (PL-6610)
Weight Management (LT-9500)
External Classification Terms Addictive Disorders (NTE F50)
Counseling (UW 7.1.01.01)
Counseling (NTE F60)
Mental Health (ACH L-01)
Mental Health/Substance Use Disorders (CAN MH-500)
Mental Health/Substance Use Disorders (USA MH-500)
Personal Social Services (NPC P05)
Personal Social Services (NTE P50)
Related Concepts Organization/Facility Type
Facet Organization/Facility Type
Comments
Bibliographic References The Self-Help Sourcebook: Finding and Forming Mutual Aid Self-Help Groups, Fourth Edition, American Self-Help Clearinghouse, Riverside Medical Center, Denville, NJ, 1992

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