Neuropsychological Factors and Bariatric Surgery: A Review

  • Kristen Votruba
  • David Marshall
  • Jonathan Finks
  • Bruno Giordani
Complex Medical-Psychiatric Issues (MB Riba, Section Editor)

DOI: 10.1007/s11920-014-0448-x

Cite this article as:
Votruba, K., Marshall, D., Finks, J. et al. Curr Psychiatry Rep (2014) 16: 448. doi:10.1007/s11920-014-0448-x
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Abstract

Obesity has become a global epidemic with associated physical, psychological, and cognitive deficits that tax the healthcare system and result in a significant economic burden. These costs have necessitated treatment measures to reduce the incidence of obesity as well as comorbidities associated with obesity. We review the current literature in order to describe the pre-surgical psychological and cognitive characteristics of individuals undergoing bariatric surgery and the possible changes in these functions following surgery. We discuss the importance of a pre-surgical evaluation that adequately evaluates cognitive and emotional functioning and what this evaluation should entail. Finally, we discuss recent trends in the types of bariatric surgeries being performed and how these changes may influence subsequent physical, cognitive, and emotional health.

Keywords

Bariatric surgery Psychology Cognition 

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kristen Votruba
    • 1
  • David Marshall
    • 1
  • Jonathan Finks
    • 2
  • Bruno Giordani
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry (Neuropsychology)University of MichiganAnn ArborUSA
  2. 2.University of Michigan Health SystemsAnn ArborUSA

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