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Mental health conditions common before bariatric surgery

Depression and binge-eating disorder are more prevalent among patients seeking or undergoing bariatric surgery, but the rate and severity of depression fall after the operation. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Mental health status prior to bladder cancer surgery can indicate risk of complications

A patient’s mental health prior to surgery can influence postoperative outcomes. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Marriage Linked to Favorable Recovery after Heart Surgery

Marriage Linked to Favorable Recovery after Heart Surgery

New research finds that being married appears to have significant benefits following cardiac surgery. Researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania discovered patients who are divorced, separated, or widowed had an approximately 40 percent greater chance of dying or developing a new functional disability in the first two years following […]

Bariatric surgery can increase tendency to self-harm

Research has found that bariatric surgery can increase the likelihood of self-harm and suicide in some morbidly obese patients, suggesting a need to review counseling procedures. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Weight-Loss Surgery Can Enhance Intimacy

Weight-Loss Surgery Can Enhance Intimacy

Not only does bariatric (weight loss) surgery benefit the physical health of obese patients, but it tends to enhance their intimate relationships as well, according to a new study published in Springer’s journal Obesity Surgery. The findings show that, after surgery, couples experience greater intimacy and affection and find it easier to resolve conflicts. Overall, […]

Bariatric Surgery for Women Can Improve Sex Life

Bariatric Surgery for Women Can Improve Sex Life

A new report finds that bariatric surgery for weight loss appears to significantly improve sex hormones, sexual function and quality of life over two years following the surgery. The study is the first to look extensively at sexual function in women who underwent a bariatric procedure. Women reporting the poorest quality of sexual function prior to […]

Surgery For Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Sufferers Is Safe And Effective

Around half of patients with extreme OCD respond well to psychosurgery treatment Around half of people with an extreme form of obsessive compulsive disorder responded well to a type of psychosurgery that proved to be safe and effective, according to research published online in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, & Psychiatry… Mental Health News From […]

Aspirin Triggered Resolvin Protects Against Cognitive Decline After Surgery

Resolvins are molecules naturally produced by the body from omega-3 fatty acids – a process that can be jumpstarted by common aspirin. In a new study, published in The FASEB Journal, researchers at Karolinska Institutet describe how resolvins could protect against the cognitive impairment that often affects recovery of surgical and critically ill patients… Mental […]

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