The psychology of gastric bypass surgery

J. Glinski, Scott Wetzler, E. Goodman

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Abstract

Background: This article discusses the importance of psychological evaluation of gastric bypass (GBP) surgery candidates and post-surgical psychological support services, using the Center for Weight Reduction Surgery at Montefiore Medical Center as a model. The study of psychological predictors of post-operative outcome is in its beginning stages, and the small body of literature on this topic is reviewed. Methods: 115 GBP surgery candidates completed a clinical interview and a self-report measure, the MMPI-2. Results and Conclusions: A high prevalence of psychopathology and personality disturbance was found in this population. The impact that psychological disturbance may have on post-operative outcome is discussed. The authors also provide a qualitative analysis of the psychological themes commonly found among this population, as well as psychosocial interventions that have been found helpful.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)581-588
Number of pages8
JournalObesity Surgery
Volume11
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001

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Keywords

  • Bariatric surgery
  • Gastric bypass
  • Morbid obesity
  • Psychological evaluation
  • Support group

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  • Surgery

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The psychology of gastric bypass surgery. / Glinski, J.; Wetzler, Scott; Goodman, E.

In: Obesity Surgery, Vol. 11, No. 5, 2001, p. 581-588.

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Glinski, J. ; Wetzler, Scott ; Goodman, E. / The psychology of gastric bypass surgery. In: Obesity Surgery. 2001 ; Vol. 11, No. 5. pp. 581-588.
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