I definitely agree that they are linked. Anything that makes you "not feel good" aabout yourself is depressing. With all the skinny actresses and models, its no wonder that most women get depressed when they are overweight. Especially teens. School is very hard when you are chubby--I know because I was. Now when I look back, I wasn't overweight at all, but by the standards I guess I looked that way. I also think it is harder for girls than for boys. When I was in school, the "big" guys were almost celebrities. They were courted by the football coach....they really wanted them to play. So no one really said much about the boys. But the girls were really picked on.