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"The novelty of this study is the large and sustained reductions in the symptoms of anxiety and depression after the duodenal switch procedure, and that these changes were closely associated with improvements in self-reported physical health."

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/729214

Edited by DS Switcher

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I couldn't read the article, but I can respond as someone who suffers from depression. The DS did not improve my symptoms whatsoever. In fact, during the active weight loss phase, when hormones are released from the fat cells that are being metabolized, my depression became much worse.

I think that this concept of the DS improving depression is a dangerous one. The surgeon operates on our guts, not our brains. Expecting the DS and resultant weight loss to improve our mental state is unrealistic and sets a person up for even deeper depression.

In fact, I believe that the psychological evaluation is designed to weed out just this type of unrealistic expectations. At least that's one topic that was touched upon during my psych eval.

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