Weight loss surgery is a must-have for anyone who decides to do it. It’s a big financial commitment, but it also requires a big life change. For those who decide to get involved in post-operative programs, however, rapid weight gain is expected. But rapid obesity leads to rapid changes in the chemicals in the brain.
These can lead to depression and mood swings. It can scare the uninitiated, and it can make them feel like they have made a mistake. We are here to let you know about opportunities for personal change and circumstances as well as to let you know that if you are experiencing those changes, fine! For a person who is overweight for the rest of his or her life, it can be difficult to imagine that losing weight has a huge impact on his or her self-esteem. Most people do not think they are more confident than they used to be.
Still, people notice when you lose weight. Any positive explanation reinforces self-confidence. Not only that, ultimately losing weight after a long struggle is a positive emotion that will make you feel like you can do it all. By increasing confidence comes an increase in personal appearance. Not only will others notice your weight quickly, but you will see it too. Every time you look at yourself in the mirror, you see a person who is calm.
Negative personality changes after weight loss surgery
The science of complex situations. Many factors affect your situation. One of these is serotonin, a neurotransmitter produced by the brain. As a result of surgery, your diet becomes more constrained. This restricted diet reduces the number of carbohydrates you can eat, leading to lower levels of serotonin. Decreased serotonin levels can lead to depression symptoms. You may also experience mood swings due to your low carbohydrate diet. It is important to note that if you have a history of depression, you are at higher risk for post-bariatric depression symptoms.
Coping with depression is not easy, and we love all those who suffer from it. We strongly recommend that you seek treatment as soon as possible, even if you have not yet seen any symptoms of depression. Of course, we recommend that you get treatment before proceeding with the procedure and let your therapist know about your feelings after surgery. Being fast on your mental health is the most effective way to prevent depression from taking hold.
If you have been overweight all your life, you may feel that it is impossible to look at someone in the mirror and believe that you are looking at yourself. You can see someone bigger than he really is. Dysmorphia is a big problem, but you are not alone. It takes time for your mind to gain your current weight. We recommend that you seek treatment if you suffer from dysmorphia.
What are the psychological effects of bariatric surgery?
Important life changes that should occur after this operation cause obese patients to have psychological problems. In order to achieve a permanent result after bariatric surgery, the behavior of consuming healthy nutrients that should be applied throughout life can become challenging for patients after a while, combined with difficult living conditions. Patients entering this difficult period need to be very careful. Pre-existing eating disorders, anxiety and depression can be triggered, or new psychological problems may arise. Conducting psychological and physiological detailed scans of patients before surgery reduces the likelihood of encountering such problems in the future by a little. Before the person enters the surgery, he/she should discuss his/her expectations and concerns about the surgery in detail with the psychologist he/she is receiving psychoeducation with with the expert person clearly. Because some patients may have unrealistic expectations about weight loss after surgery, they should be addressed with psychotherapy.
Dr. Hasan Erdem was born in 1976 in Hatay. Hasan Erdem; and had medical education between 1996-2002 at the Istanbul Medical School of Istanbul University. In 2008, Dr. Hasan Erdem completed his specialization in General Surgery at Bezmialem Vakıf Gureba Teaching Hospital in Istanbul.