The Relationship Between Addictions and Bariatric Surgery for Nurses in Recovery
Article first published online: 18 FEB 2011
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Perspectives in Psychiatric Care
Volume 48, Issue 1, pages 10–15, January 2012
How to Cite
Fogger, S. A. and McGuinness, T. M. (2012), The Relationship Between Addictions and Bariatric Surgery for Nurses in Recovery. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 48: 10–15. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-6163.2010.00298.x
- Issue published online: 22 DEC 2011
- Article first published online: 18 FEB 2011
- First Received July 1, 2010; Final Revision received October 21, 2010; Accepted for publication October 26, 2010.
- bariatric surgery;
PURPOSE: Determinants of morbid obesity are complex and numerous, yet understanding the neurobiological underpinnings improves our knowledge of this serious issue. Emerging science supports a comparison of disordered eating with other addictive substances.
DESIGN AND METHODS: The study used a sub-analysis of a cross-sectional study of nurses in a state-monitoring program.
FINDINGS: A study of 173 participants in a state-monitoring program for impaired nurses revealed that 14% (n= 25) had undergone bariatric surgery. Of these, 17 developed an addiction after surgery.
PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS: Evidence suggests that some individuals may require additional treatment, similar to those with pharmacological addictions.