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Revista Brasileira de Terapias Cognitivas

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MELO, Wilson Vieira et al. Cognitive behavioral therapy and bariatric surgery as treatments for obesity. Rev. bras.ter. cogn. [online]. 2014, vol.10, n.2, pp. 84-92. ISSN 1808-5687.

Despite being an invasive method, bariatric surgery has been used as a major strategy of aid to people who need large volumes of lose weight. Cognitive behavioral therapy is an important feature that can be useful in pre and post-surgical. This study aimed to review the literature on this the bariatric surgery and cognitive behavioral therapy of obesity. Thus, we performed theoretical analysis through an unsystematic review along the Scielo, Pepsic and PubMed. In Brazil, currently, most of the population is overweight, which is an indicator for the development of obesity in case of feeding habits. Along with obesity, emotional and behavioral disorders are emerging such as depression, anxiety and social disability. The role of cognitive-behavioral therapy is to act as an adjuvant to bariatric surgery for obesity treatment. It provides a humanized care, increases self-confidence and quality of life.

Keywords : bariatric surgery; cognitive-behavioral therapy; obesity.

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