After weight loss surgery, individuals reported increases, decreases, and no change in their depressive symptoms. Individuals whose body mass index increased endorsed higher depressive symptoms and lower self-esteem, compared to the other groups.

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  1. Find activities that you enjoy participating in.
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  5. Discuss with your doctor any changes in your mood after surgery.

Although individuals that had depressive symptoms, increased, decreased, or had not change their body mass index did not differ; however, body mass index was only related to changes in depressive symptoms for those individuals whose depressive symptoms increased.

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