Posts Tagged ‘trauma’

By On January 10th, 2017

Bariatric surgery might not bring positive life transformation

It’s impossible to be part of our culture, and not get ensnared in the cycle of striving for happiness. If we attain a certain possession, begin a new relationship or lose weight then our life will be transformed, and we will be happy. Of course, what usually happens once we attain one thing, it is…


By On October 17th, 2015

Weight isn’t the only burden: Post-bariatric patients have higher suicide rates

“Even if you remove the burden of weight, you don’t remove the burden of disease.”     -Dr. John M. Morton, president of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery A recent Canadian study found in a group of individuals who underwent weight loss surgery that they were twice as likely to attempt suicide or…


By On October 2nd, 2014

Untreated Eating Disorders May Cause Death

Last month, I attended the Oklahoma Eating Disorders Association’s (OEDA) second annual conference.  Having thought that I was fairly knowledgeable about disordered eating, I was stunned to learn that an eating disorder diagnosis has the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric diagnosis.   A clinician in the audience asked the presenter, Ed Tyson, MD, FAED, if…


By On January 7th, 2013

Children’s Recovery From Trauma Difficult But Possible

There’s no questioning the horrific nature of the recent tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. Sadly, the events of the shooting are likely to continue to plague the victims for weeks, months, or even years. Victims of trauma, such as the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, find themselves planning for another traumatic event each time they find…

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