Is being morbidly obese a mental illness?
I read a terrible story in the paper today that "an obese mother who carried on eating too much after gastric bypass surgery suffocated on food which couldn't fit into her stomach". Surely being in such a state is a mental issue?
So should being morbidly obese be classed as a mental disorder or do you believe it's purely not having enough physical restraint? Or perhaps obesity is the byproduct of an unrelated mental health issue and not the cause? Thoughts?