· The only book to explore bi-directional relationship between psychiatric illness and severe obesity
· The first book to discuss psychosocial, cognitive, and other psychiatric interventions
· Seamlessly guides clinicians to assess and approach co-morbid psychiatric disorders and severe obesity
· Includes tools for use in practice and each assessment and treatment, including clinical checklists
This book is designed to present a comprehensive, state-of the-art approach to assessing and managing bariatric surgery and psychosocial care. Unlike any other text, this book focuses on developing a biopsychosocial understanding of patients’ obesity journey and psychosocial factors contributing to their obesity and its management from an integrated perspective.
Psychiatric Care in Severe Obesity takes a 360 approach by covering the disease’s prevalence and relationship to psychiatric illness and social factors, including genetics, neurohormonal pathways and development factors for obesity. This book presents evidence and strategies for assessing psychiatric issues in severe obesity and uses common psychiatric presentations to feature the impact on bariatric surgery and key assessment features for weight loss. Concluding chapters focus on evidence-based psychosocial treatments for supporting patients with weight loss and bariatric surgery and includes educational tools and checklists for assessment, treatment, and care. Experts on non-pharmacological interventions such as mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral therapy and nutrition education describe treatment approaches in each modality, concluding with pharmacological approaches for psychiatric conditions and eating pathology. Additional tools in the appendices support clinicians, making this the ultimate guide for managing psychiatric illness in patients suffering from severe obesity.
As obesity continues to grow in prevalence as a medically recognized epidemic, Psychiatric Care in Severe Obesity serves a vital resource to medical students, psychiatrists, psychologists, bariatric surgeons, primary care physicians, dietitians, mental health nurses, social workers, and all medical professionals working with severely obese patients.
Dr. Sanjeev Sockalingam – Deputy Psychiatrist-in-Chief for Toronto General & Princess Margaret Hospitals, University Health Network, Director, Bariatric Surgery Psychosocial Program, Toronto Western Hospital, Director of Psychiatry Continuing Professional & Practice Development, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Toronto
Dr. Raed Hawa – Deputy Psychiatrist-in-Chief for Toronto Western and Toronto Rehab Institute Hospitals, University Health Network, Director, Undergraduate Medical Education, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Toronto