Psychiatric disorders and participation in Pre- and postoperative counselling groups in bariatric surgery patients

  • Lier H
  • Biringer E
  • Stubhaug B
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Abstract

Psychological and behavioural factors seem to influence the results of bariatric surgery and the ability to achieve sustained weight loss and subjective wellbeing after the operation. Adequate pre- and postoperative psychological counselling are suggested to improve the results of surgery. However, some patients are reluctant to participate in pre- and postoperative counselling. The aim of the present study was to investigate the possible influence of psychiatric disorders on willingness to participate in group counselling in patients accepted for bariatric surgery.

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  • Bariatric surgery
  • Counselling
  • Psychiatric disorders
  • Social phobia

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Authors

  • Haldis Lier

  • Eva Biringer

  • Bjarte Stubhaug

  • Hege R. Eriksen

  • Tone Tangen

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