Psychopathology in bariatric surgery candidates: a review of studies using structured diagnostic interviews


Psychiatric disorders are not uncommon among severely obese patients who present for bariatric surgery. This paper (1) reviews the results of the published studies using the structured interviews to assess psychopathology in bariatric surgery candidates; (2) compares the prevalence rates of psychiatric disorders across these studies with the data from other population samples; and (3) assesses whether sociodemographic variables appear to affect these prevalence rates.


Compr Psychiatry. 2014 Feb;55(2):248-59. doi: 10.1016/j.comppsych.2013.08.021. Epub 2013 Oct 24.


Malik S, Mitchell JE, Engel S, Crosby R, Wonderlich S.


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