Is There an Association between Bariatric Surgery and Depresive Symptoms?

  • Baibi Luren Ibiwari Horsfall
  • Adilson Pontes da Rocha Filho
  • Isaac Belém Alves Lima
  • Ismael Pereira do Nacimento
  • Modesto Leite Rolim Neto
  • Pedro Neto Lima de Oliveira
  • Túllio Sampaio Pontes Grangeiro Teles


Morbid obesity is a serious public health problem due to its effect in the long term morbity and mortality.The bariatric surgery came as an effective therapeutic arsenal to reduce the rate of this pathology. However, depressive symptoms and other psychopathologic disorders seem to occur in the post operation of these individuals. In this context, the present study aims at availiating if bariatric surgery for the reduction of the Body Mass Index (BMI) is associated to the permanence, worsening or even development of depressive symptoms in populations indicated for this procedure.

Nov 5, 2016
How to Cite
IBIWARI HORSFALL, Baibi Luren et al. Is There an Association between Bariatric Surgery and Depresive Symptoms?. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 9, nov. 2016. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 15 aug. 2020. doi:
Psychiatry & Mental Health

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