'My 600-lb Life' links Munchausen syndrome, obesity, codependency, weight-loss

If you watch "My 600-lb Life" you probably have a lot of questions. You wonder how the heck people like 850-lb Steven Assanti and 900-lb Sean Milliken got so overweight. You can't fathom why caregivers would wipe butts and clean bedpans while overfeeding them. Are they just nice people or is there some sick pathology behind the caregiving? The reality TV show explores weight-loss fails and links obesity to enabling, codependency, and even, in some cases, #Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy. Obesity vs. Enabling  'My 600-lb Life' links Munchausen syndrome, obesity, codependency, weight-loss

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