It was published in the October edition of the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.

20 percent of bariatric surgery candidates not psychologically cleared for surgery A new research by Rhode Island Hospital and Dark brown University researchers reported that 18 % of 500 candidates for bariatric surgery did not have the initial psychiatric clearance for the surgery treatment . The study is the initial to examine the reliability of decisions to very clear candidates for surgery, and the largest to determine the %age of candidates who are not cleared and detail the reasons for exclusion.