Bariatric Surgery : A Guide for Mental Health Professionals book cover
1st Edition

Bariatric Surgery
A Guide for Mental Health Professionals

ISBN 9781138964389
Published April 27, 2016 by Routledge
184 Pages 12 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book provides mental health professionals with a basic overview of the types of procedures involved in bariatric surgery and the specific psychological impacts such operations can have on their patients. It also serves as a valuable resource to surgeons, nurses, doctors, and support staff who are involved in the medical treatment of obesity, but who may have little background in the psychosocial implications of their work.

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Table of Contents

About the Editors. Contributors. Preface. Mitchell, Courcoulas, Overview of Bariatric Surgery Procedures. Dymek-Valentine, Reinecke-Hoste, Engelberg, Psychological Assessment in Bariatric Surgery Candidates. Mitchell, The Use of a Standardized Database in Assessment. Kalarchian, Marcus, Bariatric Surgery and Psychopathology. De Zwaan, Weight and Eating Changes After Bariatric Surgery. Swan-Kremeier, Psychosocial Outcome of Bariatric Surgery. Flom, Nutritional Problems After Bariatric Surgery. Myers, Psychological Management After Bariatric Surrgery. Courcoulas, Kalarchian Marcus, Surgical Revisions and Surgery with Adolescents.

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James E. Mitchell, M.D., is Professor and Chair of the Department of Neuroscience at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Mitchell is also President and Scientific Director of the Neuropsychiatric Research Insititute in Fargo, North Dakota.

Martina de Zwaan, M.D., is in the Department of General Psychiatry, at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Hospital, in Erlangen, Austria.