CME/CE: Bariatric Surgery & Mental Health

CME/CE: Bariatric Surgery & Mental Health
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Aaron J. Dawes, MD

Fellow, VA/RWJF Clinical Scholars Program
PhD Candidate, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
Resident, Department of Surgery
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

Aaron J. Dawes, MD, has indicated to Physician’s Weekly that he has received grants/research aid from the Department of Veterans Affairs, the VA/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program, and the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.

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Aaron J. Dawes, MD (click to view)

Aaron J. Dawes, MD

Fellow, VA/RWJF Clinical Scholars Program
PhD Candidate, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
Resident, Department of Surgery
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

Aaron J. Dawes, MD, has indicated to Physician’s Weekly that he has received grants/research aid from the Department of Veterans Affairs, the VA/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program, and the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.

Mental health conditions appear to be common among patients seeking and undergoing bariatric surgery, particularly depression and binge eating disorder. These conditions may represent mental health comorbidities of obesity and warrant the same attention, both pre- and postoperatively, as more commonly discussed physical health comorbidities like diabetes and hypertension.
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Dawes AJ, Maggard-Gibbons M, Maher AR, et al. Mental health conditions among patients seeking and undergoing bariatric surgery. JAMA. 2016;315:150-163. Available at: http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2481004.

Arterburn DE, Olsen MK, Smith VA, et al. Association between bariatric surgery and long-term survival. JAMA. 2015;313:62-70.

van Hout GC, Verschure SK, van Heck GL. Psychosocial predictors of success following bariatric surgery. Obes Surg. 2005;15:552-560.

Livhits M, Mercado C, Yermilov I, et al. Preoperative predictors of weight loss following bariatric surgery: systematic review. Obes Surg. 2012;22:70-89.

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