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  •  I've never heard of this connection? (0+ / 0-)

    How would this bring that on? Sincere question.

    My grandfather was schizophrenic, FWIW. I have a lot of empathy for those who struggle with mental illness. This connection between surgery and bipolar disorder is new to me. Is there some link I don't know about between the two?

    •  The article I linked is pretty informative (1+ / 0-)
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      In layman's terms (which is about all I'm capable of understanding), anyway

      Except for a higher incidence of depression, those who are obese are no more likely to have severe mental health issues than those who are not, according to Dr. Mitchell Roslin, a bariatric surgeon at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York.

      "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.

      " can’t find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft, because the windows don’t open. I don’t know why they don’t do that. It’s a real problem." Mitt Romney

      by Catte Nappe on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 12:21:15 PM PST

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