Bipolar spectrum disorders in severely obese patients seeking surgical treatment.

@article{Alciati2007BipolarSD,
  title={Bipolar spectrum disorders in severely obese patients seeking surgical treatment.},
  author={Alessandra Alciati and Andrea D'Ambrosio and Diego Foschi and Fabio Corsi and Carmen Mellado and Jules Angst},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  year={2007},
  volume={101 1-3},
  pages={131-8}
}
BACKGROUND Much of the literature investigating the link between mood disorders and obesity has focused on depression whereas historic polarity of mood has not been previously carefully assessed. The aim of the present study has been to evaluate the prevalence of the entire bipolar spectrum, by including subsyndromal hypomania, and its related demographic and clinical correlates, in severely obese patients seeking surgical treatment. METHODS Eighty-three consecutive bariatric patients who… CONTINUE READING