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Suicide screening should be given to patients who have bariatric surgery, study recommends

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 08 October 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5367
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

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 …

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