RESUMOObjetivos: Avaliar a freqüência de transtorno da compulsão alimentar periódica (TCAP) e dos principais transtornos psiquiátricos associados à obesidade mórbida em indivíduos à espera de cirurgia bariátrica. To analyze the frequency of binge eating disorder (BED) and of the main psychiatric disorders associated with morbid obesity in individuals on the waiting list for bariatric surgery. Method: Cross sectional study. Interviews with patients from the Surgery for Obesity Program of Oswaldo Cruz University Hospital were conducted evaluating sociodemographic profile, quality of life (SF-36 scale), BED (Binge Eating Scale -BES) and psychiatric disorders (M.I.N.I./DSM-IV). Results: 67 out of 400 patients enrolled in the program were interviewed (16.8%). The BMI varied from 36.1 to 81.8 kg/m 2 (average 48.5 ± 8.8). All have associated diseases, the most frequent being systemic arterial hypertension, sleeping disorders and osteopathies. The most frequent psychiatric disorders were: 47.8% generalized anxiety disorder, 29.9% major depressive disorder, single episode, 34.3% recurrent major depressive disorder. In this group 56.7% showed BED (25.4% moderate and 31.3% severe) and the worse scores in all the domains of quality of life (SF-36 scale). Conclusions: High artigo original
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