Psychopathology in Adolescents Presenting for Laparoscopic Banding

Jennifer Duffecy, Maria E. Bleil, Susan M. Labott, Allen Browne, Carlos Galvani

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This study documents psychological problems in obese adolescents seeking bariatric surgery with laparoscopic adjustable gastric band. Depression, self-harm, suicidal ideation, anxiety, and bullying were reported frequently. Professionals will need to carefully assess adolescents for high-risk behaviors and provide appropriate follow-up care if these individuals undergo laparascopic banding.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)623-625
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Adolescent Health
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2008


  • Adolescent
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Obesity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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