Weight Loss Information logo

Weight Loss Surgery - Psychological Testing
Pre-Operative Screening of Obese Patients for Bariatric Gastric Surgery
Weight Loss Information - How to Reduce Weight


Weight Loss Surgery - Psychological Testing

Weight Loss Surgery Candidates
Normal Digestive Process - Bypass Raises Life Expectancy - Gastric Bypass
Bariatric Surgery: Benefits - Surgery: Risks - Origins - Abdominoplasty to Remove Loose Skin
Adjustable Gastric Banding - Lap Band - Lap Band System - Jaw Wiring for Super-Obese
Duodenal Switch - Biliopancreatic Diversion Stomach Bypass - Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
Vertical Banded Gastroplasty - Malabsorptive Surgery - Restrictive Surgery - Questions
Obesity and Bariatric Surgery - Risks of Bariatric Surgery - Stomach Reduction Surgery
Weight Reduction Surgery - Bypass & Nutrional Deficiency - Surgery & Health Risks
Is Surgery Safe? - Success - Is Surgery More Effective Than Dieting - Surgery & Mortality

There are two possible reasons for pre-operative psychological testing prior to bariatric surgery. One is to weed out those with significant psychopathology in whom weight loss surgery would be contra-indicated, the other to pre-select those in whom the weight loss surgery is likely to be a success.

Weight Loss Studies
Weight loss studies of severely overweight persons conducted before their undergoing anti-obesity surgery have shown a) that there is no single personality type that characterizes the severely obese. b) that this population does not report greater levels of psychopathology than do average-weight control subjects; and c) that the complications specific to severe obesity include body image disparagement and binge eating. Studies conducted after surgical treatment and weight loss have shown 1) that self esteem and positive emotions increase; 2) that body image disparagement decreases; 3) that marital

satisfaction increases, but only if a measure of satisfaction existed before surgery; and 4) that eating behavior is improved dramatically.

Weight Loss Studies - Patient Characteristics
Also, numerous weight loss studies attempting to identify patient characteristics related to outcome have been reported, but no reliable psychological predictors of success have been identified. (See Vallis and Ross 1993 for a comprehensive review of this area). Only two general recommendations emerge from this weight loss study. The more distressed patients are by their obesity, (reflected by exogenous depression) the more likely they are to lose weight, to the extent that psychiatric treatment or admission is required, appears to be a negative predictor of outcome. While other psychological variables have been shown to be associated with post-surgical weight loss, none have been replicated in independent studies.

Source: American Society for Bariatric Surgery

Weight Reduction

Low Carb Diets PMS - Low-Fat Diet Foods - Morbid Obesity Health Risks - Acupuncture Child Obesity - Obesity Fat Issues - Obesity Health Risks - Obesity Infant-Feeding - Obesity Life Expectancy Link - Obesity Mortality Risk - Obesity Overweight - Obesity Pregnancy - Obesity Study Children - Overweight Life Quality - Overweight Men Women - Slim-Fast Diet Trial - Slim-Fast Meal Replacements - Slim-Fast Weight Loss Study - Slim-Fast Weight Loss - Diet Nutrition Slim-Fast - Steady Weight Loss Best - Unhealthy Eating Behaviors - Waistline Weight Health - 5-HT(2c) Receptor - Weight Body Mass Size - Calorie Balance Weight Loss - Nuts Weight Control - Weight Energy Intake - Food Portion Weight Gain - Weight Gain Babies - Weight Loss Advice Nuts - Weight Loss Americans - Body Position Weight Loss - Weight Loss Burn Calories - Weight Loss Camps - Weight Loss Diet Tips - Weight Loss Dieting - Weight Loss, Diets Teens - Weight Loss Eating Habits - Email Weight Loss Help - Weight Loss Energy - Weight Loss Epilepsy Drugs - Weight Loss Fat-Free Foods - Fruit Helps Weight Loss - Weight Loss Habits Gender - Health Benefits Weight Loss - Weight Loss Help Online - Weight Loss Hormone - Weight Loss Hyperinsulinemia - Weight Loss Internet - Weight Matters - Weight Loss Meal Size - Weight Loss Methods Net - Weight Loss Nuts - Weight Loss Obstacles - Weight Loss Poll - Weight Loss Portion Sizes - Weight Loss Products Advertising - Weight Loss Registry - Weight Loss Salads - Weight Loss Small Meals - Weight Loss Small Portions - Smaller Portions Lose Weight - Weight Loss Success - Weight Loss Supplements OTC - Weight Loss Support Web - Weight Loss Surgery Goals - Weight Loss Surgery Testing - Weight Loss Dieting Tips - Weight Loss Treatment Methods - Weight Loss Trends - Weight Loss Type 2 Diabetes - Weight Macular Degeneration - Weight Management Goals - Weight Middle Age - Measuring Body Fat Children - Body Image Girls - Body Weight Energy Balance - Calorie Control Weight Loss - Obesity Causes - College Weight Loss Study - Dieting Weight Gain Children - Dieting Weight Loss Study Children - High-Protein Diets Weight Loss - Low-Calorie Diets Premature Births - Weight Obesity Colorado - Obesity Weight Texas - Weight Loss Issues Canada - Weight Exercise Canada - Obesity Overweight Scotland - Obesity Weight Management Scotland - Weight Obesity Counties - Xenical Weight Loss Drug Use Britain

 


Weight Loss Information - Rapid Weight Loss - Diet Program - How to Lose Weight - Best Weight Loss Goals
Weight Loss Advice - Healthy Balanced Diet - Body Fat Percentage - Diets & Weight Loss Programs
Information on Weight Loss Diets - How to Reduce Weight - Weight Management - Weight Loss Surgery Information
Weight Loss Surgery Benefits/Risks - Weight Loss Drugs Advice - Weight Loss Pills / Weight Loss Pills Information
Xenical Weight Loss Drugs - Meridia/Sibutramine Pills - Guide to Diet Pills - Calorie Needs - Weight Loss Supplements
How to Control Weight - Body Mass Index Calculator - Exercise & Fitness to Lose Weight - Weight Health Issues - Obesity
Treatment of Obesity - Advice About Weight Loss - Questions on Weight Loss & Diet - Weight Loss Advice for Women
Weight Loss Advice for Diabetics - Weight Loss Advice for Teenagers - Weight Loss Advice for Adolescents
Diet & Weight Information - Weight Loss Support - Obesity Drug Treatment - Obesity & Gallstones - How to Lower Cholesterol
Dietary Guidelines - Protein, Carbs & Diet - Carbohydrates & Weight Loss - Weight Gain at College
Weight Gain After Quit Smoking - Weight Control in Menopause - Weight Gain in Pregnancy - Weight Control in Pregnancy
Weight Loss Breast-Feeding - Healthy Weight Range - Healthy Weight Loss Diet - Waist Circumference - Weight Cycling
Weight Health Risks - Weight Risks Assessment - Weight Reduction Tips - Weight Loss Guidelines - Weight Loss Products
Weight Loss Tools - Weight Maintenance

Enquiries: Contact Us. See also Terms of Use
© 2003-2017 Weight Loss Information. All Rights Reserved.