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Health at Every Size and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy versus Behavioral Weight Loss for Depression and Obesity in Women: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Principal Investigator

Margit Berman

Study Number



The primary aim of this project is to conduct a randomized controlled pilot study evaluating the feasibility and potential effectiveness of a newly developed combined Health At Every Size and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (HAES/ACT) treatment, known as Accept Yourself! compared to a commercial behavioral weight loss program, Weight Watchers (WW). Obese women (BMI ≥ 30) with Major Depressive Disorder will be randomly assigned to one of these two treatments. Depression, physical health, and other psychosocial outcomes will be assessed prior to treatment, at post-treatment, and at 3, 6, 9, and 12-month follow up assessments.


Phase II


Margit Berman

Available at the following location(s)

  • Lebanon

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