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Revista da SBPH

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MACHADO, Renata Lisbôa; PELLANDA, Lucia Campos; VIGUERAS, Evelyn R. S.  e  RUSCHEL, Patricia Pereira. Childhood obesity and ischemic heart disease prevention: contributions of psychological intervention. Rev. SBPH [online]. 2005, vol.8, n.2, pp.25-49. ISSN 1516-0858.

Ischemic Heart Disease is usually considered an adult’s illness which results from a combination of genetic and environmental factors. However, this process has an early beginning which has been seen in studies, where it could be noticed the formation of atherosclerotic lesions in the autopsy of some children and young adults. This study aims to report the contribution of psychological intervention in prevention and treatment of high risk factors in Ischemic Heart Disease in childhood, mainly the childhood obesity factor. The patients have individual surgery and are accompanied by their mothers at the first one. This meeting evaluates issues regarding family configuration and its natural/internal bonds. The most important outcomes can be noticed in patients’ abilities to express better their autonomous thinking, label perceptions, beliefs and values, and overall, the ability to speak, make new experiences creatively, and the capacity for searching enhancing self-esteem. This way, it is fundamental to put the families through some therapy and create inclusive strategies in order to avoid and deal with risk factors.

Palavras-chave : Prevention; Ischemic heart disease; Psychological intervention; Childhood obesity.

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