Sharonda Alston Taylor, Ryan Himes, Elisabeth Hastings, Beth Garland
Obesity in adolescents presents many challenges for the patient, family, and physician. The myriad problems involving the GI tract will be managed more effectively when the treating physician has an understanding of the presentations, pathophysiology, appropriate laboratory evaluation, and approaches to treatment for these complications. In addition to being familiar with the pharmacotherapeutic options available, having an approach to behavioral change, such as MI, can be an extremely useful tool.
2016: Adolescent Medicine: State of the Art Reviews