Psychological characteristics of morbidly obese candidates for bariatric surgery.

@article{Abils2010PsychologicalCO,
  title={Psychological characteristics of morbidly obese candidates for bariatric surgery.},
  author={V Abil{\'e}s and Sonia Rodr{\'i}guez-Ruiz and Jimena Abil{\'e}s and Carmen Mellado and Amador Garc{\'i}a and Antonio Jes{\'u}s P{\'e}rez de la Cruz and Mar{\'i}a Carmen Fern{\'a}ndez-Santaella},
  journal={Obesity surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={20 2},
  pages={161-7}
}
BACKGROUND Morbid obesity has multiple negative consequences for psychological health. These patients are described as depressed, anxious, and impulsive, with low self-esteem and impaired quality of life. The severity of these psychological disorders has been related to the degree of obesity. The aim of this study was to analyze the psychopathological characteristics of obese candidates for bariatric surgery, determining differences and similarities in general and specific psychopathologic… CONTINUE READING

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