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Yes she does. She’s been seeing the same psychiatrist since she was 20 (she’s 42 now)
I agree with having the support behind you (it helps a lot) even without having bipolar.. I’m sure it’s a bigger struggle (she’s all over the place with her mood at times) for the most part she’s on the down side.


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So glad I came across this thread. Hopefully I can help.

Therapist, specialize in treating us, also complete evaluations, also have Bipolar I (and had surgery so...🤷🏼‍♀️).

According to the actual guidelines that we are supposed to follow regarding who has to be considered as not ready for surgery:
- actively psychotic
- recent (past year) inpatient hospitalization for mental health (suicidal/homicidal)
- drug/alcohol abuse within the past 6 months
- unstable mental health diagnosis (e.g. not actively in treatment, not keeping up with meds and appointments, etc.)

Now, the good news is, NONE of those things mean the person will NEVER be approved - they may just have to have a period of time that they show stability/treatment compliance BEFORE they get approved.

That info is straight from the ASMBS (American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery) guidelines. If the psychiatrist says otherwise, he can take it up with them! 🤣

I hope that helps.

~SW: 278 CW: 165~
RNY 1/5/2005
"What got you here won't get you there."

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Oh, and I've always gotten my meds from my primary care doctor. So it wasn't because I saw a psychiatrist for a year either. [emoji4]

~SW: 278 CW: 165~
RNY 1/5/2005
"What got you here won't get you there."

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