Unpacking the New Weight-Loss Drugs and Their Impact: A Conversation With Psychologist Dr. Terri-Lynn MacKay

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Host Marianne Wisenthal and Psychologist Dr. Terri-Lynn MacKay discuss GLP-1 weight-loss drugs and their unexpected impact on mental wellness. They explore how the drugs influence our food consumption, addiction behaviors, and body image, and address side effects and potential long-term impacts. This episode also touches on societal implications, such as the food industry’s role in obesity and challenges faced by those with eating disorders. Tune in for an insightful conversation that navigates the complex interplay between weight-loss medications and mental wellbeing.


Dr. Terri-Lynn MacKay

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