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, 42 (2), 287-297

Problematic Eating Behaviors and Eating Disorders Associated With Bariatric Surgery

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Problematic Eating Behaviors and Eating Disorders Associated With Bariatric Surgery

Cassie S Brode et al. Psychiatr Clin North Am.

Abstract

Bariatric surgery candidates often report problematic and/or eating disordered behaviors. For most patients, these eating behaviors improve after surgery. A subset, however, experience a recurrence or new onset of problematic eating behaviors as early as 2 months to 18 months after surgery, which can result in compromised weight loss/excessive weight regain. Those most at risk are individuals with comorbid psychopathology (ie, loss-of-control eating or depression) after surgery. For some, such problems are present before surgery. Therefore, it is critical to monitor patients closely after surgery so that appropriate psychiatric treatments can be provided if indicated.

Keywords: Bariatric surgery; Binge eating; Eating disorders; Loss-of-control eating; Obesity; Problematic eating behaviors; Weight loss surgery.

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The authors have no conflict of interest and no relationships or financial interests to disclose.

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