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  •  He also had gastric bypass (1+ / 0-)
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    that appears to be related.  

    I have a long comment upward with a link.

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    by Satya1 on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 12:00:15 PM PST

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    •  I don't understand how these are connected? (0+ / 0-)

      I've never heard of the idea that bipolar disorder was caused by surgery. How are the two connected? I'm very confused by this idea. I can see general depression being caused by surgery. But bipolar disorder is not the same as general depression.

      What interests me in this idea is that my grandfather was schizophrenic, and for many years, they said it was because he had a kidney removed. That was in the 1950's and was later said to be impossible.

      So... ?

      •  It is expressed somewhat at a link (3+ / 0-)

        I referenced upthread

        "That being said, clinically I have seen people with bipolar disorder or cyclothymia go through manic episodes following surgery," said Roslin. "This can be seen with shopping sprees, divorces, high-risk sexual escapades and other behaviors. Rather than cause, the weight loss unmasks the psychological illness that was long standing and probably more expressed by the depressed side, more than the manic side."

        However, bypass surgery can change absorption of medications, and patients on mood stabilizers need to be monitored carefully, according to Roslin.

        The doctor in the article is saying he sees patients go through manic episodes AFTER gastric surgery.  The surgery does NOT cause bipolar but among bipolar patients can exacerbate or cause the manic side to come out more than it did previously.

        To add, a lot of Rep. Jackson's behavior looks like classic mania.

        I don't understand why BBB didn't try harder to find out the latest but the Trib reported that Jackson checked back into Mayo on Wednesday after leaving it Tuesday.

        He is clearly having struggles with a horrible situation and after the good he has done his constituents and Illinois, he deserves more respect than a lot of the tone provided here at DK.

        I can't say about your grandfather.  However I have seen changes in mental capacity or mental health in people after surgery - my father for one.  The doctors didn't have an answer and it was tough to pin down.  But we live in a time when people of 80+ years are having surgery and I suspect there could be things we don't fully understand.

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        by Satya1 on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 12:33:32 PM PST

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        •  This makes more sense (2+ / 0-)
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          about the absorption of medication. In that case, it may have been something similar, now that I think of it, since some drugs are excreted by the kidneys, and in 1950, I have no idea what he was being given (he's passed away since). By the 1980's, the doctors said it had nothing to do with his problem. But maybe it's more cut and dry with this surgery which makes sense to me.

          I'm surprised that this diary didn't report he was in the hospital. That seems like an important piece of the story to me.

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