DAVID SARWER

Summary

Affiliation: University of Pennsylvania
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Assessment of body image dissatisfaction in obese women: specificity, severity, and clinical significance
    D B Sarwer
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia 19104 2648, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 66:651-4. 1998
  2. doi request reprint Body image dysmorphic disorder in persons who undergo aesthetic medical treatments
    David B Sarwer
    Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 19104, USA
    Aesthet Surg J 32:999-1009. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Physicians' attitudes about referring their type 2 diabetes patients for bariatric surgery
    David B Sarwer
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 8:381-6. 2012
  4. doi request reprint A pilot study investigating the efficacy of postoperative dietary counseling to improve outcomes after bariatric surgery
    David B Sarwer
    Department of Psychiatry, Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 8:561-8. 2012
  5. doi request reprint A review of the relationships between extreme obesity, quality of life, and sexual function
    David B Sarwer
    Department of Psychiatry, Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, 3535 Market Street, Suite 3108, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Obes Surg 22:668-76. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Behavior therapy for obesity: where are we now?
    David B Sarwer
    Department of Psychiatry, Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Curr Opin Endocrinol Diabetes Obes 16:347-52. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Cosmetic breast augmentation and suicide
    David B Sarwer
    University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, The Edwin and Fannie Gray Hall Center for Human Appearance, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 164:1006-13. 2007
  8. doi request reprint Two-year results of a prospective, multi-site investigation of patient satisfaction and psychosocial status following cosmetic surgery
    David B Sarwer
    Department of Surgery, The Edwin and Fannie Gray Hall Center for Human Appearance, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Aesthet Surg J 28:245-50. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Self-reported stigmatization among candidates for bariatric surgery
    David B Sarwer
    Department of Psychiatry, Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:S75-9. 2008
  10. pmc Preoperative eating behavior, postoperative dietary adherence, and weight loss after gastric bypass surgery
    David B Sarwer
    Department of Psychiatry, Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 4:640-6. 2008

Detail Information

Publications65

  1. ncbi request reprint Assessment of body image dissatisfaction in obese women: specificity, severity, and clinical significance
    D B Sarwer
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia 19104 2648, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 66:651-4. 1998
    ..Results are discussed in terms of the role of body image dissatisfaction in understanding and treating obese individuals...
  2. doi request reprint Body image dysmorphic disorder in persons who undergo aesthetic medical treatments
    David B Sarwer
    Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 19104, USA
    Aesthet Surg J 32:999-1009. 2012
    ..The article ends with a discussion of the clinical management of patients with BDD who present for an aesthetic change in their appearance...
  3. doi request reprint Physicians' attitudes about referring their type 2 diabetes patients for bariatric surgery
    David B Sarwer
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 8:381-6. 2012
    ..Our objective was to investigate physicians' attitudes about referring patients with type 2 diabetes for bariatric surgery...
  4. doi request reprint A pilot study investigating the efficacy of postoperative dietary counseling to improve outcomes after bariatric surgery
    David B Sarwer
    Department of Psychiatry, Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 8:561-8. 2012
    ..The study was performed at an academic medical center...
  5. doi request reprint A review of the relationships between extreme obesity, quality of life, and sexual function
    David B Sarwer
    Department of Psychiatry, Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, 3535 Market Street, Suite 3108, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Obes Surg 22:668-76. 2012
    ..This paper focuses on the quality of life and sexual functioning of obese individuals with specific focus on the changes in these domains following the substantial weight losses seen after bariatric surgery...
  6. doi request reprint Behavior therapy for obesity: where are we now?
    David B Sarwer
    Department of Psychiatry, Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Curr Opin Endocrinol Diabetes Obes 16:347-52. 2009
    ..To describe the short-term and long-term results of lifestyle modification for obesity...
  7. ncbi request reprint Cosmetic breast augmentation and suicide
    David B Sarwer
    University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, The Edwin and Fannie Gray Hall Center for Human Appearance, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 164:1006-13. 2007
    ..This article discusses the unexpected relationship between cosmetic breast implants and suicide that has been found in six epidemiological investigations completed in the last several years...
  8. doi request reprint Two-year results of a prospective, multi-site investigation of patient satisfaction and psychosocial status following cosmetic surgery
    David B Sarwer
    Department of Surgery, The Edwin and Fannie Gray Hall Center for Human Appearance, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Aesthet Surg J 28:245-50. 2008
    ....
  9. doi request reprint Self-reported stigmatization among candidates for bariatric surgery
    David B Sarwer
    Department of Psychiatry, Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:S75-9. 2008
    ..Some specific forms of stigmatization, however, appear to be related to body size. The occurrence of stigmatization was associated with poorer weight-related quality of life and greater symptoms of depression...
  10. pmc Preoperative eating behavior, postoperative dietary adherence, and weight loss after gastric bypass surgery
    David B Sarwer
    Department of Psychiatry, Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 4:640-6. 2008
    ..The reasons for this are not well understood, but the suboptimal weight loss is often attributed to preoperative psychosocial characteristics and/or eating behaviors, as well as poor adherence to the recommended postoperative diet...
  11. ncbi request reprint Pregnancy and obesity: a review and agenda for future research
    David B Sarwer
    Department of Psychiatry, Weight and Eating Disorders Program, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 15:720-33. 2006
    ..The paper concludes with an agenda for future research examining the relationship between obesity and pregnancy...
  12. doi request reprint Psychological considerations of the bariatric surgery patient undergoing body contouring surgery
    David B Sarwer
    Department of Psychiatry, Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 121:423e-434e. 2008
    ..Little is known, however, about the psychosocial aspects of these procedures. This article discusses the psychological considerations of the postoperative bariatric surgery patient who undergoes body contouring surgery...
  13. doi request reprint Body dysmorphic disorder and appearance enhancing medical treatments
    David B Sarwer
    Department of Psychiatry, Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 10 Penn Tower, 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Body Image 5:50-8. 2008
    ..The clinical management of patients with BDD who present for these treatments is briefly described and directions for future research are provided...
  14. ncbi request reprint The psychological aspects of cosmetic breast augmentation
    David B Sarwer
    Department of Psychiatry, The Edwin and Fannie Gray Hall Center for Human Appearance, Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 120:110S-117S. 2007
    ..The psychological aspects of cosmetic breast augmentation have been the focus of a great deal of empiric study over the past 40 years...
  15. doi request reprint Body dysmorphic disorder in patients who seek appearance-enhancing medical treatments
    David B Sarwer
    Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, The Edwin and Fannie Gray Hall Center for Human Appearance, The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 10 Penn Tower, 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am 22:445-53. 2010
    ..Although patients with BDD frequently seek cosmetic treatments to address their appearance-related distress, such treatments are rarely beneficial. The article concludes with recommendations for patient and provider safety...
  16. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial and behavioral aspects of bariatric surgery
    David B Sarwer
    Weight and Eating Disorders Program, 3535 Market Street, Suite 3022, Philadelphia, PA 19104 3309, USA
    Obes Res 13:639-48. 2005
    ..In addition, the paper examines studies that investigated changes in these factors postoperatively. The review concludes with an agenda for future research in this area...
  17. ncbi request reprint Invited commentary: childhood and adolescent obesity: psychological and behavioral issues in weight loss treatment
    David B Sarwer
    Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 3535 Market St, Suite 3121, Philadelphia, PA, 19104 3309, USA
    J Youth Adolesc 41:98-104. 2012
    ....
  18. ncbi request reprint An investigation of changes in body image following cosmetic surgery
    David B Sarwer
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 109:363-9; discussion 370-1. 2002
  19. ncbi request reprint Body image concerns of breast augmentation patients
    David B Sarwer
    Department of Psychiatry, Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 112:83-90. 2003
    ..These results replicate and extend previous studies of body image in cosmetic surgery patients...
  20. ncbi request reprint Beauty and society
    David B Sarwer
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, The Edwin and Fannie Gray Hall Center for Human Appearance, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Semin Cutan Med Surg 22:79-92. 2003
    ..We then use the psychological construct of body image to begin to understand the nature of beauty on an individual level. The article concludes with a discussion of the things that we do to make ourselves more beautiful...
  21. pmc Changes in quality of life and body image after gastric bypass surgery
    David B Sarwer
    Department of Psychiatry, Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 6:608-14. 2010
    ..The present study was undertaken to assess the changes in quality of life and body image after gastric bypass surgery. The present study was performed at an academic medical center...
  22. ncbi request reprint Psychiatric diagnoses and psychiatric treatment among bariatric surgery candidates
    David B Sarwer
    Weight and Eating Disorders Program, Departments of Psychiatry and Surgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 3535 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 3309, USA
    Obes Surg 14:1148-56. 2004
    ..This study investigated the psychiatric diagnoses and psychiatric treatment histories of 90 bariatric surgery candidates...
  23. ncbi request reprint Mental health histories and psychiatric medication usage among persons who sought cosmetic Surgery
    David B Sarwer
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, The Edwin and Fannie Gray Hall Center for Human Appearance, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 114:1927-33; discussion 1934-5. 2004
    ..These results underscore the importance of collecting a psychiatric history from prospective cosmetic surgery patients. Recommendations for assessing patients' psychiatric history and status are provided...
  24. ncbi request reprint Female college students and cosmetic surgery: an investigation of experiences, attitudes, and body image
    David B Sarwer
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Edwin and Fannie Gray Hall Center for Human Appearance, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 115:931-8. 2005
    ..Results of this study provide new information on young women's experiences and attitudes about cosmetic surgery and how these attitudes relate to body image...
  25. doi request reprint Dietary intake and eating behavior after bariatric surgery: threats to weight loss maintenance and strategies for success
    David B Sarwer
    Department of Psychiatry, Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 7:644-51. 2011
    ..The paper also identifies several strategies from the nonsurgical weight loss literature that might help optimize long-term weight maintenance after surgery...
  26. ncbi request reprint Psychological considerations in cosmetic breast augmentation
    Canice E Crerand
    Department of Psychology, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Plast Surg Nurs 27:146-54. 2007
    ..This article reviews this literature and provides recommendations to plastic surgical nurses regarding the psychological assessment and management of patients seeking breast augmentation...
  27. ncbi request reprint Psychological issues in patient outcomes
    David B Sarwer
    Department of Psychiatry, The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, The Edwin and Fannie Gray Hall Center for Human Appearance, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Facial Plast Surg 18:125-33. 2002
    ..These issues are outlined in brief. The article concludes with a discussion of two psychiatric conditions, body dysmorphic disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder, that may be frequently encountered by facial plastic surgeons...
  28. ncbi request reprint Changes in obesity-related attitudes in women seeking weight reduction
    Canice E Crerand
    Department of Psychiatry, Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:740-7. 2007
    ..To examine changes in obesity-related attitudes in a sample of obese women who participated in either dieting or non-dieting interventions...
  29. ncbi request reprint A comparison of weight histories in women with class III vs. class I-II obesity
    Canice E Crerand
    Department of Psychiatry, Weight and Eating Disorders Program, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 3535 Market Street, Suite 3029, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:63S-69S. 2006
    ....
  30. pmc Psychiatric considerations of the massive weight loss patient
    David B Sarwer
    Department of Psychiatry, Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Clin Plast Surg 35:1-10. 2008
    ..Appropriate psychiatric screening and management of these patients is believed to play an important role in successful postoperative outcomes...
  31. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial issues and their relevance to the cosmetic surgery patient
    Ted A Grossbart
    Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Semin Cutan Med Surg 22:136-47. 2003
    ..5. A wide range of studies document the use of psychological techniques to improve surgical outcome...
  32. ncbi request reprint Previous weight loss experiences of bariatric surgery candidates: how much have patients dieted prior to surgery?
    Lauren M Gibbons
    Department of Psychiatry, Weight and Eating Disorders Program, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 3535 Market Street, Suite 3029, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:70S-76S. 2006
    ..To describe the dieting histories of bariatric surgery candidates...
  33. ncbi request reprint Informed consent issues in the conduct of bariatric surgery
    Steven E Raper
    Department of Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 4:60-8. 2008
    ..Communicating this information to prospective patients is necessary for the process of informed consent...
  34. ncbi request reprint Impression management or real change? Reports of depressive symptoms before and after the preoperative psychological evaluation for bariatric surgery
    Anthony N Fabricatore
    Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104 3309, USA
    Obes Surg 17:1213-9. 2007
    ..Candidates may be motivated to suppress or exaggerate psychiatric symptoms (i.e., engage in impression management), if they believe doing so will enhance their chances of receiving a recommendation to proceed with surgery...
  35. ncbi request reprint Great expectations: "I'm losing 25% of my weight no matter what you say"
    Thomas A Wadden
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia 19104, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 71:1084-9. 2003
    ..Results are discussed in terms of the origins, clinical significance, and potential malleability of obese individuals' weight loss expectations...
  36. doi request reprint The Night Eating Questionnaire (NEQ): psychometric properties of a measure of severity of the Night Eating Syndrome
    Kelly C Allison
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, 3535 Market Street, Ste 3021, Philadelphia, PA 19104 3309, United States
    Eat Behav 9:62-72. 2008
    ..Study 3 compared scores from obese bariatric surgery candidates with and without NES and found appropriate discriminant validity of the NEQ. The NEQ appears to be an efficient, valid measure of severity for NES...
  37. doi request reprint Metabolic syndrome and health-related quality of life in obese individuals seeking weight reduction
    Adam Gilden Tsai
    Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:59-63. 2008
    ..We hypothesized that MetSyn would be associated with lower HRQoL on measures of physical and mental health...
  38. pmc Changes in symptoms of depression with weight loss: results of a randomized trial
    Lucy F Faulconbridge
    Department of Psychiatry, Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 17:1009-16. 2009
    ..Further research is needed to identify characteristics of obese patients at risk of negative mood changes (and suicidal ideation) in response to behavioral and pharmacologic therapies...
  39. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial and behavioral status of patients undergoing bariatric surgery: what to expect before and after surgery
    Thomas A Wadden
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 3535 Market Street, 3rd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Med Clin North Am 91:451-69, xi-xii. 2007
    ..The article combines a review of the literature with clinical impressions gained from the more than 2500 candidates for bariatric surgery whom the authors have evaluated at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania...
  40. ncbi request reprint Factors that influence the decision to undergo cosmetic breast augmentation surgery
    Elizabeth R Didie
    Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 12:241-53. 2003
    ..This study examined the factors that motivate women to seek cosmetic breast augmentation surgery...
  41. ncbi request reprint Comparison of psychosocial status in treatment-seeking women with class III vs. class I-II obesity
    Thomas A Wadden
    Department of Psychiatry, Weight and Eating Disorders Program, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 3535 Market Street, Suite 3029, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:90S-98S. 2006
    ....
  42. ncbi request reprint Self-reported eating behaviors of extremely obese persons seeking bariatric surgery: a factor analytic approach
    Anthony N Fabricatore
    Department of Psychiatry, Weight and Eating Disorders Program, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 3535 Market Street, Suite 3029, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:83S-89S. 2006
    ..To summarize the self-reported eating behaviors of persons seeking bariatric surgery and to provide reliability data for a clinical instrument that assesses those eating behaviors...
  43. ncbi request reprint Night eating syndrome and binge eating disorder among persons seeking bariatric surgery: prevalence and related features
    Kelly C Allison
    Department of Psychiatry, Weight and Eating Disorders Program, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 3535 Market Street, Suite 3029, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:77S-82S. 2006
    ..To assess the prevalence of night eating syndrome (NES) and binge eating disorder (BED) and their related behavioral and psychological correlates in persons who sought bariatric surgery...
  44. ncbi request reprint Behavioral assessment of candidates for bariatric surgery: a patient-oriented approach
    Thomas A Wadden
    Department of Psychiatry, Weight and Eating Disorders Program, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 3535 Market Street, Suite 3029, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:53S-62S. 2006
    ..This evaluation includes the use of the Weight and Lifestyle Inventory, a questionnaire that guides our interview with patients...
  45. ncbi request reprint Behavioral assessment and characteristics of patients seeking bariatric surgery
    Thomas A Wadden
    Department of Psychiatry, Weight and Eating Disorders Program, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 3535 Market Street, Suite 3029, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:51S-52S. 2006
  46. ncbi request reprint Randomized trial of lifestyle modification and pharmacotherapy for obesity
    Thomas A Wadden
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    N Engl J Med 353:2111-20. 2005
    ..This practice is likely to limit therapeutic benefits...
  47. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life and symptoms of depression in extremely obese persons seeking bariatric surgery
    Anthony N Fabricatore
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19128 3309, USA
    Obes Surg 15:304-9. 2005
    ..This study examined the relationships among BMI, HRQoL, and symptoms of depression in persons with extreme obesity...
  48. ncbi request reprint Body image and obesity in adulthood
    David B Sarwer
    Departments of Psychiatry and Surgery, The Edwin and Fannie Gray Hall Center for Human Appearance, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 3535 Market Street, Suite 3108, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Psychiatr Clin North Am 28:69-87, viii. 2005
  49. ncbi request reprint How do mental health professionals evaluate candidates for bariatric surgery? Survey results
    Anthony N Fabricatore
    Weight and Eating Disorders Program, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 3535 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Obes Surg 16:567-73. 2006
    ..Many surgery programs require that candidates undergo a preoperative psychological evaluation, but no consensus exists for guiding mental health professionals in the conduct of these evaluations...
  50. ncbi request reprint Comparison of psychosocial status in treatment-seeking women with class III vs. class I-II obesity
    Thomas A Wadden
    Department of Psychiatry, Weight and Eating Disorders Program, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 2:138-45. 2006
    ....
  51. ncbi request reprint Self-reported eating behaviors of extremely obese persons seeking bariatric surgery: a factor analytic approach
    Anthony N Fabricatore
    Department of Psychiatry, Weight and Eating Disorders Program, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 2:146-52. 2006
    ..To summarize the self-reported eating behaviors of persons seeking bariatric surgery and to provide reliability data for a clinical instrument that assesses those eating behaviors...
  52. ncbi request reprint History of sexual abuse among bariatric surgery candidates
    Timothy B Gustafson
    Department of Psychiatry, Weight and Eating Disorders Program, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 2:369-74, discussion 375-6. 2006
    ..Sexual abuse also appears to be a risk factor for the development of obesity. Little is known, however, about the prevalence and psychosocial correlates of sexual abuse among persons with extreme obesity who seek bariatric surgery...
  53. ncbi request reprint Behavioral assessment of candidates for bariatric surgery: a patient-oriented approach
    Thomas A Wadden
    Department of Psychiatry, Weight and Eating Disorders Program, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 2:171-9. 2006
    ..This evaluation includes the use of the Weight and Lifestyle Inventory, a questionnaire that guides our interview with patients...
  54. ncbi request reprint Previous weight loss experiences of bariatric surgery candidates: how much have patients dieted prior to surgery?
    Lauren M Gibbons
    Department of Psychiatry, Weight and Eating Disorders Program, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 2:159-64. 2006
    ..To describe the dieting histories of bariatric surgery candidates...
  55. ncbi request reprint Night eating syndrome and binge eating disorder among persons seeking bariatric surgery: prevalence and related features
    Kelly C Allison
    Department of Psychiatry, Weight and Eating Disorders Program, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 2:153-8. 2006
    ..To assess the prevalence of night eating syndrome (NES) and binge eating disorder (BED) and their related behavioral and psychological correlates in persons who sought bariatric surgery...
  56. ncbi request reprint Dieting and the development of eating disorders in obese women: results of a randomized controlled trial
    Thomas A Wadden
    Department of Psychiatry, Weight and Eating Disorders Program, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 3535 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 80:560-8. 2004
    ..Some investigators fear that dieting may precipitate binge eating and other adverse behavioral consequences...
  57. pmc Design, recruitment and start up of a primary care weight loss trial targeting African American and Hispanic adults
    Shiriki Kumanyika
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, 8th Floor Blockley Hall, 423 Guardian Drive, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6021, USA
    Contemp Clin Trials 32:215-24. 2011
    ..The study will have particular relevance to African Americans and women...
  58. ncbi request reprint A comparison of weight histories in women with class III vs. class I-II obesity
    Canice E Crerand
    Department of Psychiatry, Weight and Eating Disorders Program, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 2:165-70. 2006
    ....
  59. ncbi request reprint Body dysmorphic disorder in cosmetic surgery patients
    David B Sarwer
    Department of Psychiatry, The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, The Edwin and Fannie Gray Hall Center for Human Appearance, Philadelphia 19104, USA
    Facial Plast Surg 19:7-18. 2003
    ..Thus, identification of BDD symptomotology has become an important part of determining patients' appropriateness for cosmetic procedures...
  60. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial status in adolescents undergoing bariatric surgery
    Roy J Kim
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Obes Surg 18:27-33. 2008
    ..Our objective was to describe the psychological and behavioral characteristics of patients in this age group who underwent bariatric surgery at our institution...
  61. ncbi request reprint Body dysmorphic disorder and cosmetic surgery
    Canice E Crerand
    Department of Psychology, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 118:167e-80e. 2006
    ..Body dysmorphic disorder is a relatively common psychiatric disorder among persons who seek cosmetic surgical and minimally invasive treatments...
  62. ncbi request reprint Body dysmorphic disorder symptoms among patients with acne vulgaris
    Whitney P Bowe
    Department of Dermatology, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 57:222-30. 2007
    ....
  63. ncbi request reprint American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, The Obesity Society, and American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Medical guidelines for clinical practice for the perioperative nutritional, metabolic, and nonsurgical support of the bariat
    Jeffrey I Mechanick
    Endocr Pract 14:1-83. 2008
  64. ncbi request reprint Childhood obesity and cosmetic surgery
    David B Sarwer
    Plast Reconstr Surg 119:1106-7. 2007
  65. ncbi request reprint Executive summary of the recommendations of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, the Obesity Society, and American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery medical guidelines for clinical practice for the perioperative nutritional,
    Jeffrey I Mechanick
    Endocr Pract 14:318-36. 2008

Research Grants10

  1. Obesity, Body Image and Weight Maintenance
    DAVID SARWER; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..These studies have been selected to further develop my knowledge of the treatment of obesity, and the training program has been designed to facilitate my development as an independent investigator in the field of obesity. ..
  2. Changes in sexual function following bariatric surgery
    DAVID SARWER; Fiscal Year: 2009
    This is an initial submission by a new investigator (Dr. David Sarwer) in response to RFA DK-03- 022 titled "Ancillary Studies to Obesity-Related Clinical Trials...
  3. Dietary Intake and Eating Behavior in Adolescents who Undergo Bariatric Surgery
    DAVID SARWER; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE: In the proposed ancillary study to the Teen-LABS consortium, we plan to investigate changes in dietary intake and eating behavior in adolescents who undergo bariatric surgery. ..
  4. Changes in sexual function following bariatric surgery
    DAVID SARWER; Fiscal Year: 2007
    This is an initial submission by a new investigator (Dr. David Sarwer) in response to RFA DK-03- 022 titled "Ancillary Studies to Obesity-Related Clinical Trials...
  5. Postoperative dietary counseling after bariatric surgery
    DAVID SARWER; Fiscal Year: 2005
    This is an initial submission in response to program announcement PAR-01-056. The Principal investigator (David Sarwer, Ph.D...
  6. Dietary Intake and Eating Behavior in Adolescents who Undergo Bariatric Surgery
    David B Sarwer; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE: In the proposed ancillary study to the Teen-LABS consortium, we plan to investigate changes in dietary intake and eating behavior in adolescents who undergo bariatric surgery. ..