Americans today are more stressed than ever. We face stress at work, home, in our relationships and even from lack of sleep. Unfortunately, we are finding that chronic stress is causing a serious impact on our lives and our health. We now know that chronic stress can lead to: High blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, and … Continue reading The Connection of Cortisol, Depression, Weight Gain and Anxiety
Collins Hodges, PsyD, LP As both a clinical psychologist and a bariatric patient, I am intimately familiar with the struggle to lose weight. We have spent hundreds of dollars on diets, only to end up right where we started. Unfortunately, we likely will wallow in the pit of self-doubt and self-criticism as we try to … Continue reading Why Do Patients Struggle With Maintaining Weight Loss Following Weight Loss Surgery
By: Collins Hodges, PsyD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist Managing problems Fortunately, obese patients are able to work through daily decision-making processes with very little or not subjective distress. Most situations requiring a solution demand a fairly straightforward and common-sense approach to problem solving. When not overly stressed, finding ways to deal with issues unfolds in a … Continue reading Managing Problems And Thoughts
Dr. Hodges highly recommends patients attend monthly support group meetings. The meetings are led by Dr. Collins Hodges, both a licensed clinical psychologist and someone who has had bariatric surgery himself. The support groups are offered on the first Monday of every month from 6:30pm – 7:15pm CST via an online GoToMeeting. The meetings are open to the public, and there is no charge to attend.