Is There an Association between Bariatric Surgery and Depresive Symptoms?
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.
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