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Tesi etd-03292018-145705


Thesis type
Tesi di specializzazione (5 anni)
Author
AUGUSTO, SAMANTA
URN
etd-03292018-145705
Title
Mood spectrum symptoms and separation anxiety in a sample of patients candidate to bariatric surgery
Struttura
MEDICINA CLINICA E SPERIMENTALE
Corso di studi
PSICHIATRIA
Commissione
relatore Prof. Pini, Stefano
Parole chiave
  • obeses
  • separation anxiety
  • mood spectrum
Data inizio appello
18/04/2018;
Consultabilità
completa
Riassunto analitico
This work discusses data obtained from an observational project<br>proposed within the framework of a clinical protocol arranged<br>between the operating units of Psychiatry 2 and Internal Medicine 3.<br>Since 2009, dedicated liaison psychiatrists and residents have<br>screened candidates to obesity surgery from the inpatient medical<br>ward. Patients who gave specific written consent were assessed<br>through 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-V<br>categories, sociodemographic and antropometric variables has not<br>pointed out solid predictors for severity of obesity or<br>psychopathological features associated to obesity. Our hypothesis focused in particular on the possible presence of elements of separation anxiety and their correlation with the development of obesity in adults.<br>
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