Feelings of hopelessness, loss of interest in things that were once enjoyable, and a general dread of social events. Do any of these ring a bell? These are just a few of the characteristics common between obesity and a going incidence of depression. Studies show that obese individuals have a 20 percent elevated risk of depression and, according to the World Health Organization, the leading disability in women by 2020 will be depression. In some cases an onset of depression can lead to obesity as one turns to binge eating for emotional relief. In others, continuous failed weight loss attempts and issues of personal image can certainly lead to depression.
So what can be done? It’s important to understand the treatment options for both of these debilitating conditions in order to break the cycle. Obesity is a complex issue that requires patients and health professionals to address behavioral and physical factors for long term results. Dr. Kahlil Shillingford surgical weight loss options for those affected by excess weight that diet and exercise alone has been unable to resolve. Treatment options include the Sleeve Gastrectomy (Gastric Sleeve), Gastric Lap Band, and Gastric Bypass. While each of these bariatric procedures offers distinct benefits, consulting with Dr. Shillingford is the best way to determine the best treatment for each patient. Additionally, patients benefit from monthly behavioral and nutritional support to aid their efforts post-surgery. The results are seen all across South Florida as Dr. Shillingford has treated patients in Naples, Sarasota, Tampa Bay, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach,Miami, Orlando, Aventura, and beyond.
Depression is an equally complex condition that is best addressed by a qualified health professional in the field of psychiatry. Many people are aware that they are experiencing feelings of regret, loss, anger, and neglect yet fail to realize that their emotional patterns may be a medically treatable condition such as depression. Working with a psychologist and psychiatrist to understand the root cause of these feelings, and manage the symptoms, is the best way to get on the path to finding joy again.
Dr. Kahlil Shillingford is a board certified surgeon who specializes in bariatric or weight loss surgery including the Sleeve Gastrectomy (Gastric Sleeve), Gastric Bypass, and Lap-Band procedures. His patients come from across the state of Florida including Naples, Sarasota, Tampa Bay, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach,Miami, Orlando, and Aventura. To learn more about Dr. Shillingford’s integrative weight loss surgeries and all-inclusive fees please call his office in Boca Raton, Florida at (561) 483-8840.