Bariatric surgery results in sustained weight loss and improvement in many obesity-related comorbidities. However, the effects of bariatric surgery on long-term mental health are less clear. A recent longitudinal cohort study shows that patients undergoing bariatric surgery seek mental health services at higher rates after surgery than before surgery and identifies specific risk factors for increased psychiatric service use.
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Sockalingam, S. Incidence and determinants of mental health service use after bariatric surgery. Nat Rev Endocrinol 16, 12–13 (2020) doi:10.1038/s41574-019-0292-5