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Thesis etd-07022014-110819


Thesis type
Tesi di specializzazione (5 anni)
Author
DI PAOLO, LUCA
URN
etd-07022014-110819
Thesis title
Psychopathological evaluation of a sample of Bariatric Surgery candidates
Department
MEDICINA CLINICA E SPERIMENTALE
Course of study
PSICHIATRIA
Supervisors
relatore Prof. Pini, Stefano
Keywords
  • weight loss surgery
  • psychiatric comorbidity
  • psychiatric evaluation
  • mood spectrum
  • obesity
  • mood disorders
  • impulsivity
  • eating disorders
  • Bariatric surgery
  • attachment
Graduation session start date
22/07/2014
Availability
Full
Summary
This work discusses data obtained from an observational project proposed within the framework of a clinical protocol arranged between the operating units of Psychiatry 2 and Internal Medicine 3. Since 2009, dedicated liaison psychiatrists and residents have screened candidates to obesity surgery from the inpatient medical ward. Patients who gave specific written consent were evalutated eith a psychometric battery comprising structured and semi-structured clinical interviews, along with self-report instruments. In light of the growing literature suggesting a multidimensional approach to obesity surgery evaluation, we propose to assess dimensional psychopathology measures in a sample of obese patients undergoing a diagnostic evaluation protocol for bariatric intervention. Our evaluation, relying mainly on dimensional constructs, DSM-IV categories, sociodemographic and antropometric variables has not pointed out solid predictors for severity of obesity or psychopathological features associated to obesity.
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