Talk Lipoedema

Mental health in lipoedema

Mental health in Lipoedema

Several studies indicate that mental health problems such as depression, anxiety and disordered eating are associated with lipoedema. There are also suggestions that a significant number of people with lipoedema may report mental health issues manifesting in the 12 months prior to the start of their lipoedema symptoms. Mental health problems are likely to influence pain and ability to self-manage lipoedema. At Talk Lipoedema, we find that women with lipoedema are relieved to find they are not alone, and this is a first step to managing their mental health. We are also committed to establishing future expertise in our partnerships with NHS psychology, mental health, physical activity services, and other charities such as BEAT.