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Title: Bipolar Spectrum Disorders in Severely Obese Patients Seeking Bariatric Surgery
Authors: GUERRA, Leorides Severo DuarteSANTO, M. A.WANG, Y. P.
Citation: OBESITY SURGERY, v.22, n.9, p.1405-1405, 2012
Abstract: Background Obesity and bipolar disorder have been one of the major challenges to medicine. The obesity epidemic has gained global dimensions and bipolar disorder has been diagnosed with an increasing frequency. In recent years, studies have showed the correlation between these pathologies. Objective The objective of this research is to raise the frequency of bipolar spectrum disorder in patients with morbid obesity undergoing bariatric surgery. Studies indicate a high number of psychiatric disorders after surgery and bipolar disorder that appears with significant frequency. Method Patients with morbid obesity who are waiting Bariatric Surgery, has been submitted to specific questionnaires for psychiatric diagnosis (N 400): SCID (Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Axis I Diagnosis), HCL (Maniac Symptons Cheklist), MDQ (Mood Disordens Questionnarie ), MADRS (Montgomery_Åsberg Depression Rating Scale-SIGMA ) e M-A QoQLII (Moorehead-Ardelt Quality of Life Questionnaire II) Preliminary results The preliminary results with 240 patients indicated that bipolar disorders was found in 77 (37,08 %) severely obese patients seeking to the bariatric surgery, with the highest prevalence rates for Other Bipolar Disordes (OBD) 20 %. Comorbidity with the binge eating disorder (BED) was observed in 27,92 %. The generalized anxiety disorder and social phobia was presented in 18 %, followed by alcohol abuse 10,42 %. Conclusions These results suggest that bipolar spectrum illness, is very commom in severly obese subjects, in particular the hypomaniac condition characterized by overactivity. The rates prevalence of bipolar spectrum in morbid obesity intensifies the link between mood disorders and obesitiy and encourages further research.
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