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 […]
Is meditation just New Age mumbo-jumbo? Hardly. Meditation, nearly as old as humanity, always has been part of Eastern religions. Through meditation, we learn mindfulness, which focuses on self-empowerment through increasing awareness of being in the present moment. This enables us to overcome matters that stress us. “It’s not the events of our lives that […]
Eating Disorders and Bariatric Surgery Many people seeking bariatric surgery have eating disorders. While studies do not show eating disorders to be an accurate predictor for weight loss surgery outcomes, studies do show that people who have eating disorders either lose less weight or regain more weight after bariatric surgery than those who do not […]
While the exact causes for binge eating disorder are elusive, researchers have come to understand that binge eating illness results from a combination of psychological, biological, and environmental factors. Binge eating disorder is associated with certain psychological issues. About half of all binge eaters have a history of depression. People with binge eating disorder often […]
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