While obesity alone is not a psychiatric illness, many patients who are obese experience psychiatric disorders including depression, anxiety, binge eating, pain, and other diseases and disorders. In fact, our Director, Dr. Shaprio conducted the first weight loss study on women with Fibromyalgia and found that weight loss reduced Fibromyalgia pain.
Calculate your Body Mass Index (BMI)
Obesity is measured by body mass index or BMI (calculated as weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared).
- Enter your weight and height using Standard or Metric measures.
- Select “Compute BMI” and your BMI will appear below.
Body Mass Index for Children and Teens
For children and teens, age and sex is considered in the BMI equation to come up with a BMI-for-age percentile. These percentiles express a child’s BMI relative to other children in the US. More information can be found here.