Suicidal tendency, trauma prevalence, and post-traumatic stress syndrome after bariatric surgery (Prof. Dr. phil. Birgit Wagner / Prof. Dr. Anette Kersting, completed)

Although bariatric surgery is the most effective therapy for adipose patients some will gain weight again. A long term study tries to find the reasons for this. Preoperatively psychosomatic and psychiatric risk factors such as depression or eating disorders are being evaluated. Also, it is tested to which degree impulsivity, stigmatization, auto aggressive behavior, traumatic experiences and suicidal tendencies influence the weight loss.

This research project has been approved by the Ethics Committee of the Faculty of Medicine of the Universität Leipzig (260-11-22082011). The project is recorded in the German Clinical Trial Register (DRKS) with the number DRKS00003976.

Duration: 01.12.2011 - 30.04.2015


Description of research project

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Head of project

Wagner, Birgit

Prof. Dr. Birgit Wagner

Head of project

+49 341 97- 18861

birgit [dot] wagner [at] medicalschool-berlin [dot] de

Prof. Dr. Anette Kersting

Member: internal board
Director Clinic for Psychosomatic Medicine, University of Leipzig
Head of project

+49 341 97-18850

anette [dot] kersting [at] medizin [dot] uni-leipzig [dot] de