Obesity Surgery: Stories of Altered Lives

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März 2008



Medical science has been developing a number of ways to address obesity. Among the most revolutionary is surgical intervention to alter the gastrointestinal system so that less food/nutrients can be consumed or absorbed. This book is based on interviews with gastric-bypass patients who reflect on their lives before and after surgery.


Marta Meana is an associate professor of psychology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, with expertise in women's health and sexuality. She has published and lectured extensively on issues of concern to the health of women. Lindsey Ricciardi received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She is director of behavioral health services at Creative Health Solutions, an interdisciplinary weight-management program in Las Vegas.


"ABBV: Thinking about some of the psychological changes I've gone through as I've lost weight - I had no idea. I mean, I did not have a clue that life could be so different. MONA: Ninety percent of the fat is between your ears. It's in your brain. I think that's what I have to work on: Changing the fat mentality. GORDON: When you lose the weight, you are going to find out something about yourself."
EAN: 9780874177404
ISBN: 0874177405
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2008
Seitenanzahl: 267 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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