What is The Psychiatrist’s Role in Obesity and Bariatric Surgery?

Posted on:December 31, 2016
Last Updated: February 7, 2022
Time to read: 3 minutes

With approximately one-third of Australian adults now considered obese (BMI equal to or greater than 30), and a number of my patients considering bariatric surgery, a 2015 American Psychiatric Association (APA) course on the topic seemed ideal. Indeed given the side effects of many of our medication treatments and our increasing role in the physical health monitoring and management of our patients, we have a unique responsibility and opportunity in this area.