Anxiety and depression in association with morbid obesity : changes with improved physical health after duodenal switch
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Original versionAndersen, J., Aasprang, A., Bergsholm, P., Sletteskog, N., Våge, V., & Natvig, G. (2010). Anxiety and depression in association with morbid obesity : changes with improved physical health after duodenal switch. Health and quality of life outcomes, 8(1), 52-60
Patients with morbid obesity have an increased risk for anxiety and depression. The "duodenal switch" is perhaps the most effective obesity surgery procedure for inducing weight loss. However, to our knowledge, data on symptoms of anxiety and depression after the duodenal switch are lacking. Furthermore, it has been hypothesized that self-reported physical health is the major predictor of symptoms of depression in patients with morbid obesity. We therefore investigated the symptoms of anxiety and depression before and after the duodenal switch procedure and whether post-operative changes in self-reported physical health were predictive of changes in these symptoms.