1st Edition

Psychosocial Assessment and Treatment of Bariatric Surgery Patients

Edited By James E. Mitchell, Martina de Zwaan Copyright 2012
    286 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Bariatric surgery plays an important role in the treatment of obesity; in this comprehensive resource the worldwide leaders of the field provide the most up-to-date information on the psychosocial issues that affect their patients. Included is an overview and history of surgical procedures, complete with illustrations, practical advice on topics such as physical activity and nutritional care after surgery, and essential information that allows clinicians to assist their clients as much as possible; for example, how pre-weight loss surgery psychosocial evaluations can serve as clinical interventions in their own right, and how structured interviews and questionnaires can be used in multiple contexts such as screening, treatment planning, and prognostic assessment. A distinctive chapter includes an overview of the special issues present in treating adolescents, who increasingly are the target of bariatric surgery procedures. This book is an essential reference for clinicians from the evaluation through the follow-up and aftercare of bariatric surgery patients.

    Chapter 1: Overview of Obesity and its Treatment: de Zwaan, Mitchell
    Chapter 2: Overview of Bariatric Surgery: Mitchell, Garcia, de Zwaan, Horbach
    Chapter 3: Assessment of Bariatric Surgery Candidates: The Clinical Interview: Sogg
    Chapter 4: Assessment of Bariatric Surgery Candidates: Structured Interviews and Self-report Measures: Peterson, Mitchell
    Chapter 5: Psychosocial Problems and Psychiatric Disorders Pre- and Post Bariatric Surgery: de Zwann, Herperts, Legenbauer
    Chapter 6: Nutritional Assessment Pre- and Post Bariatric Surgery: TBD
    Chapter 7: Eating Disorders and Eating Problems Pre- and Post Bariatric Surgery: Mitchell, Engel, de Zwaan
    Chapter 8: Cognitive Functioning and Impulsivity Pre- and Post Bariatric Surgery: Gunstadt, Mueller
    Chapter 9: Psychopharmacology Pre- and Post Bariatric Surgery: Steffen, Roerig
    Chapter 10: Exercise Pre- and Post Bariatric Surgery: Zunker, King
    Chapter 11: Special Issues in the Assessment and Treatment of Adolescents Undergoing Bariatric Surgery: Devlin
    Chapter 12: Models of Psychosocial Intervention Pre- and Post Bariatric Surgery: TBD
    Chapter 13: The PREP Program (Preparing Patients for Weight Loss Surgery): Kalarchian
    Chapter 14: Group Preparation for Bariatric Surgery: Conceicao, Machado
    Chapter 15: The Next-Step Program: LaHaise, Mitchell
    Chapter 16: Telemedicine Aftercare: Zipfel, Herzog
    Chapter 17: Psychotherapy After Surgery: Saunders
    Chapter 18: Bariatric Aftercare: Kinzl


    James E. Mitchell, MD, is the NRI/Lee A. Christoferson MD Professor and Chairman of the Department of Clinical Neuroscience at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He is also President and Scientific Director of the Neuropsychiatric Research Institute. 

    Martina de Zwaan, MD, is Professor and Head of the Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy at the Hanover Medical School (MHH), Germany.

    “This is a timely and unusually comprehensive volume.  Previously under-described domains are meticulously reviewed and chapters provide state-of-the-art information for researchers and clinicians. This book is the reference for bariatric psychology and psychiatry.” - Leslie J. Heinberg, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Ohio, USA 

    “Mitchell and de Zwaan have compiled a practical and clear reference book. It has comprehensive pre- and post-surgical information for long-term success with bariatric surgery. Every professional working with bariatric surgery patients should read this book.” - Kelli E. Friedman, Duke Center for Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery, North Carolina, USA

    “Thoughtfully edited by two of the world’s most recognized authorities on the psychiatric aspects of eating behavior, this book is a valuable resource for professionals who work with persons who suffer with extreme obesity.” - David B. Sarwer, University of Pennsylvania, USA