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BIRCK, Michele Daiane; MARTINS, Michele Pereira; VIANA, Terezinha de Camargo  and  ARAUJO, Tereza Cristina Cavalcanti Ferreira de. Group of psychological support after bariatric surgery: report of experience. Bol. - Acad. Paul. Psicol. [online]. 2018, vol.38, n.95, pp. 202-208. ISSN 1415-711X.

In Brazil, due to the increase in the number of people undergoing bariatric surgery, it is indispensable to develop studies on clinical follow-up, especially in the post-surgical period. In a specialized service, a psychoeducational group intervention was implemented with duration of two hours, totaling nine meetings with a monthly interval. There was no restriction of gender, operative technique or time elapsed since surgery. The main topics addressed were: alcohol use, anxiety and depression, loss of weight and self-esteem, compulsion change, eating disorders, weight regain, body image, social and family support, sexual and affective life. This systematic activity proved to be a protective factor in relation to episodes of sadness, anxiety and impulsive eating behaviors, contributing to the maintenance of healthier behaviors and lifestyles.

Keywords : Obesity; Support Groups; Bariatric Surgery; Psychology; Post-Surgical Period.

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