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.
An accompanying questionnaire is available at http://www.eatingdisordersarena.com/resources/EDQ.pdf
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.