OBES SURG (2017) 27:3253–3257 DOI 10.1007/s11695-017-2767-6 ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTIONS Adverse Childhood Experiences in a Post-bariatric Surgery Psychiatric Inpatient Sample 1 1 Kathryn Fink & Colin A. Ross Published online: 8 June 2017 Springer Science+Business Media New York 2017 Abstract Introduction Background Sixty-three inpatients in a psychiatric hospital who had previously undergone bariatric surgery were The literature on post-bariatric surgery patients indicates that interviewed by the hospital dietitian. The purpose of the study they report elevated rates of adverse childhood experiences, was to determine the frequency of adverse childhood experi- including physical and sexual abuse, and emotional and phys- ences in this population. ical neglect, and also much higher rates of depression, other Methods Participants completed the Adverse Childhood mental disorders, and suicidal ideation than members of the Experiences (ACE) Scale. general population [1–7]. Additionally, prior research indi- Results The average score on the ACE was 5.4 (3.3); 76% of cates that survivors of adverse childhood experiences, partic- participants reported childhood emotional neglect, 70% child- ularly sexual abuse, are at increased risk for a wide range of hood verbal abuse, and 64% childhood sexual abuse; only two other medical and psychiatric problems, including obesity and participants reported no adverse childhood experiences.
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Published: Jun 8, 2017
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