Adverse psychologic reactions to ileal bypass surgery

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Of 33 patients who underwent ileal bypass surgery for morbid obesity and were followed up with psychiatric interviews and consultation postsurgery, five appear to have had adverse psychologic sequeiae related to the procedure. The emotional problems of these five patients were in part related to or precipitated by their drastic weight loss after ideal bypass. In most cases, the patients generally had depressive symptoms and, in dynamic terms, were dependent individuals with lifelong problems in object relations. The coping styles demonstrated, while not rigorously classified as psychiatric illness, appeared to predispose them for certain difficulties even when weight had been lost. Ileal bypass surgery apparently is not psychologically innocuous as previously thought, and psychiatric follow-up of patients is indicated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1533-1535
Number of pages3
JournalSouthern Medical Journal
Volume69
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1976
Externally publishedYes

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Psychiatry
Morbid Obesity
Weight Loss
Referral and Consultation
Interviews
Depression
Weights and Measures
Object Attachment

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Adverse psychologic reactions to ileal bypass surgery. / Wise, Thomas.

In: Southern Medical Journal, Vol. 69, No. 12, 01.01.1976, p. 1533-1535.

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