The aim of this paper was to review the literature to help the psychiatrist or psychotherapist to inform the psychiatric patient with adipositas. We reviewed actual literature, the guidelines of the public health expert group (SEG 7) under consideration of the AWMF S3 guidelines of the German Society for General and Visceral Surgery (DGAV) - Surgical Working Group for Adiposity Therapy (CA-ADIP) and the guidelines of the medical consultant service of the health insurance (MDK). Bariatric surgery is associated with long term weight loss and a decrease of overall mortality. Patients suffering from psychiatric disorders tend to lose less weight compared to healthy persons. Decreased weight loss in these patients are not contraindications for bariatric surgery in general. Rigorous postoperative medical and psychiatric follow-up has to be implemented. Contraindications are not given by a psychiatric diagnosis, but in patients who are not able to attend to medical follow-up examinations.
Research Areas and Centers
- Academic Focus: Center for Brain, Behavior and Metabolism (CBBM)