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2019 Oct 01

J Affect Disord


Chronic medical conditions and metabolic syndrome as risk factors for incidence of major depressive disorder: A longitudinal study based on 4.7 million adults in South Korea.


The assessment of comorbid physical illness and metabolic or cardiovascular risk factors as potential risk factors for onset of major depressive disorder (MDD) is crucial. We aimed to investigate potential risk factors for the development of MDD among individuals with chronic medical conditions and metabolic and behavioral risk factors using a large population-based retrospective cohort from the data of the National Health Insurance Service (NHIS) in South Korea.