Why do people treat overweight people so badly?

Know the answer? Share your knowledge and answer this Depression question.

Learn

Take Action

< Depression Questions

Questions About Depression


Why do people treat overweight people so badly?
I used to be skinny, and people treated me respectfuly..I gained alot of weight last year, I gained 35 kilos, because I was very depressed..One thing I noticed is how shallow people are..People look down on me, treat me like crap now.
Answers
It's 'cause the world is full of shallow people. Also 'cause of first impressions.
That is a good research question. In your position from both sides, you could say that you are doing the research. Maybe, you are projecting a different vibe now, than before. Perhaps, they pick up on it. Hard to say, as young adults can be so mean. Hope you can find nicer friends. Then, when you are thin again, be nice to those in your shoes now. Maybe, it is the lesson you were put on earth to learn.
I looked down at fat people because, They would always tell me "UGH I WISH I COULD DO WHAT YOU DO!" And it really Pisses me off that they think "I just can't" When the truth is, I went through HELL to lose weight. And they think Poor me.
They make assumptions about success, lifestyle, and intelligent based on weight because of stereotypes. Not all overweight people are the same. They deserve just as much respect as anyone else. People often do this because they feel since it's their fault, it's okay. It may not even by their fault and if it was, so what? People have no right to and it's getting more and more socially acceptable in america. What people don't see is that it's not just caused by overeating and lack of physical activity. But psychological and environmental factors play a huge role. The more you harass them, the more they'll want to eat. It's called emotional eating. It doesn't matter what they eat. They eat a salad someone snickers and says Hah, clearly that's not working. They eat a heavy meal and people make rude comments about it as well.Here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZLzHFgE0AQ&feature=relmfuAlso, watch "to be fat like me" it shows what overweight people have to go through on a daily basis. Pure ignorance.
This is not to excuse treating people badly: there are people in all walks of life that takes pleasure in belittling others in order to feel superior themselves. This could be directed at people who are overweight, mentally retarded, poor, or just look different.You're going to find that those who mistreat you because of your weight, are themselves very small and insecure people. But, now you know who are your real friends and who are not.BTW: You really need to find a way to lose the 35 kilos. That is a VERY unhealthy amount of weight to gain in just 1 year. This is for your health, not for the approval of others. If you find that you still cannot shake your depression, then find a mental health expert - depression is NOTHING to feel ashame of and you don't need to live or suffer it in silence.


Learn

Learn what Depression is
What It Is
Learn the basics of this condition. Find out what you're dealing with.
Depression Causes
Causes
What causes Depression? Learn what the medical community has uncovered.
Depression Risk Factors
Risk Factors
Are you at risk of getting Depression? Inside you'll find known risk factors for the condition.
Depression Diagnosis
Diagnosis
How will your doctor diagnose you with this condition? Learn about the tests, process, and more.
Depression Symptoms
Symptoms
What are the Depression symptoms? Are you showing any? Learn more today.
Depression Complications
Complications
Can this condition lead to other health problems? Learn more about the known complications.

Take Action

Screening for Depression
Screening
Learn more about the specific tests or exams given by your doctor to screen for Depression.
Depression Medications
Medications
What medications offer relief or help with this condition? Are there side effects? Risks? Learn more.
Depression Prevention
Prevention
How can you prevent Depression? Read what the medical community suggests for prevention methods.
Depression Treatment
Treatment
Can this condition be treated? What Depression treatment options are available?
Depression Care
Care
Learn more about the day to day care of this condition. Changes to your activity, diet, exercise, and more.
Depression Doctors
Find a Doctor
Do you need to contact a doctor about Depression? Select a location to find a specialist in your area.

Featured Articles


5 Facts To Know About Depression
By janefarrell2

Depression, a serious and potentially life-threatening condition, affects 14.8 million American adults, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The percentage of seniors who have Read more →
Depression & Diabetes Linked to Early Death in Seniors
By Third Age

A study led by the University of Californina, Los Angeles and published in June 2014 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society found that among adults 65 and older with diabetes, depression is Read more →
10 Facts About Depression
By janefarrell2

By Dr. Prakash Masand May is Mental Health Month, and a time to bring awareness to the many conditions that make up mental illness. One of the most common is depression. Unfortunately, many people Read more →

Latest Articles


Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Copyright ©2014 EBSCO Publishing All rights reserved. Source: EBSCO