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2019 Aug

Eur Psychiatry


Associations of major depressive disorder with chronic physical conditions, obesity and medication use: Results from the PISMA-ep study.


Rivera M, Porras-Segovia A, Rovira P, Molina E, Gutiérrez B, Cervilla J
Eur Psychiatry. 2019 Aug; 60:20-27.
PMID: 31100609.


Life expectancy of people with depression is on average 15 years less than that of the general population. This excess of mortality is largely attributed to a deteriorated physical health. Evidence about the association between major depressive disorder (MDD) and physical health is still lacking in some areas. The aim of this study was to explore the association between MDD and physical health-related variables in southern Spain.