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Efficacy of telephone-based cognitive behavioral therapy for weight loss, disordered eating, and psychological distress after bariatric surgery

JAMA Network Open

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JAMA Network

About The Study: This randomized clinical trial that included 306 adults found that telephone-based cognitive behavioral therapy (tele-CBT) delivered at one year after bariatric surgery resulted in no change in short-term weight outcomes. However, binge eating, emotional eating, and depression and anxiety symptoms were significantly reduced in individuals receiving tele-CBT versus the control group. 

Authors: Sanjeev Sockalingam, M.D., M.H.P.E., of University Health Network in Toronto, is the corresponding author. 

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