Suicide screening should be given to patients who have bariatric surgery, study recommendsBMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h5367 (Published 08 October 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5367
- Jacqui Wise
Patients undergoing bariatric surgery should be screened for suicide risk and given more mental health support, researchers say, after a study published in JAMA Surgery showed that self harm emergencies increased by 50% after surgery.
The study1 followed 8815 adults from Ontario, Canada, for three years before they underwent bariatric surgery and for three years after. The cohort was …