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2022 Apr 21

Psychol Med

Depressive symptoms predict the incidence of common chronic diseases in women and men in a representative community sample.


Otten D, Ernst M, Werner AM, Tibubos AN, Reiner I, Brähler E, Wiltink J, Michal M, Nagler M, Wild PS, Münzel T, König J, Lackner KJ, Peiffer N, Beutel ME
Psychol Med. 2022 Apr 21:1-9.
PMID: 35443907.


Depression, the most frequent and harmful mental disorder, has been associated with specific somatic diseases as the leading cause of death. The purposes of this prospective study were to predict incident chronic diseases based on baseline depressive symptoms and to test sex-dependent effects.