Saturday, July 18, 2020 – Episode 008

Saturday, July 18, 2020 - Episode 008
By: Leslyn Keith, OTD, CLT-LANA

Depression and Appearance-Related Distress in Functioning with Lipedema

  • Today we discuss a research by Joanna Dudek and colleagues from Poland, published in 2018.
  • The authors suggest that since lipedema is a chronic condition, this may lead to a feeling of helplessness and depression.
  • It was found that both appearance-related distress and depression are significant factors in the quality of life.
  • This is important research as it helps us to understand how lipedema can affect all areas of women’s lives, and how we must do more to prevent weight bias with healthcare providers and in society in general.