Bariatric psychology, psychological aspects of weight loss surgery.

@article{Hout2009BariatricPP,
  title={Bariatric psychology, psychological aspects of weight loss surgery.},
  author={Gerbrand C. M. van Hout and Guus L. van Heck},
  journal={Obesity facts},
  year={2009},
  volume={2 1},
  pages={10-5}
}
Obesity is the 'disease of the 21st century' and results in physical and psychosocial co-morbidities as well as poor quality of life (QoL). In contrast to the nonsurgical treatment of obesity, bariatric surgery is treatment of choice for morbid obesity. Since improved QoL and enhanced psychosocial functioning are important goals of bariatric surgery, success following bariatric surgery should not only include weight loss and improvement or cure of co-morbid conditions, but also improvements in… CONTINUE READING

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