Using the Millon Behavioral Medicine Diagnostic (MBMD) in Bariatric Surgery Webinar (Recording)

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This webinar will describe how the MBMD was developed and how its’ specialized Bariatric Report can be used as part of a comprehensive evaluation to identify patient assets and liabilities to tailor a treatment plan that will optimize post-operative outcomes.

Presenter: Michael H. Antoni, PhD

Obesity affects about 78 million Americans, and about 24 million have morbid or severe obesity, placing them at major health risk. Bariatric surgery can enable patients to achieve significant weight loss as well as improvement in obesity-related conditions such as diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and sleep apnea. However, the effectiveness of bariatric surgery depends on many patient factors including demographic variables, co-morbid conditions (e.g, affective and psychiatric disorders), health behaviors, cognitive appraisals, coping strategies, and available resources.

The Millon Behavioral Medicine Diagnostic (MBMD) helps assess psychosocial factors that may support or interfere with a patient’s course of medical treatment. This webinar will describe how the MBMD was developed and how its’ specialized Bariatric Report can be used as part of a comprehensive evaluation to identify patient assets and liabilities to tailor a treatment plan that will optimize post-operative outcomes.