It was released in the October edition of the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.

20 percent of bariatric surgery candidates not psychologically cleared for surgery A new study by Rhode Island Hospital and Brown University experts reported that 18 % of 500 candidates for bariatric surgery did not have the initial psychiatric clearance for the operation. The study is the first to examine the dependability of decisions to very clear candidates for surgery, and the largest to determine the %age of candidates who aren’t cleared and detail the good reasons for exclusion. It was released in the October edition of the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry drug information . Results indicate the most common reasons for not receiving psychiatric clearance were frequent overeating to cope with stress/psychological distress, a current consuming disorder and uncontrolled psychiatric disorders.