Dr. Kim Daniels is private practice clinical psychologist who works almost exclusively with bariatric surgery patients and individuals struggling with emotional eating, binge eating, etc. There is nothing she loves more than to see people valuing themselves and living their best lives!
Weight regain after bariatric surgery is a reality. The numbers aren’t conclusive, but one study found that excess weight loss is at approximately 77% within the first year but drops to 56% after five years. Another study found that only 40% of gastric bypass patients maintained a 30% or more loss after 12 years. Obviously, […]
If you’re like most people, you created a few New Year’s resolutions. And if you’re like most people, despite your good intentions those resolutions have fallen by the wayside. But I’ll bet you aren’t aware that self-talk, your inner dialogue, influences whether or not you achieve your goals. It’s true. Your words have power, even […]
A review in JAMA finds that many people seeking surgery for morbid obesity also have psychiatric issues. In this article, we address which psychiatric issues can delay bariatric surgery. For example, depression and eating disorders are common in people seeking weight loss. How serious a concern are they to your bariatric surgery program? Hospitalization […]
Hello again! Last month we discussed what to expect in your bariatric presurgical psychological evaluation. In the next couple of articles, we’re going to talk about what these evaluations are really looking for and why. Today we’re focusing on depression before bariatric surgery. Depression and obesity often go hand-in-hand, according to this data brief by […]
When I thought about writing an article on the purpose of the bariatric surgery psychological evaluation, I realized that I won’t be able to give you many “hard facts” about these evaluations. Unfortunately, there are no strict guidelines in the field of bariatric surgery on how to conduct these assessments. This lack of guidelines leads […]