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Risk Factors for Self-Harm and Suicide Following Bariatric Surgery

Specialty:

Psychiatry
Clinical Laboratory

Objective:

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Description:

A patient who has undergone bariatric surgery may commit self-harm or suicide afterwards. It is important to screen patients for factors suggesting psychological problems that need to be addressed before and after the surgery. Patients should be informed of the risk and encouraged to discuss negative emotions with a trusted provider.

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