May 26, 2016
SAN DIEGO — Celiac disease was not associated with major depressive disorder in adolescents, according to findings presented at Digestive Disease Week 2016. However, most adolescents with celiac disease did have symptoms consistent with the disorder.
“Our interim analysis does suggest that a majority of adolescents living with celiac disease may have symptoms consistent with major depressive disorder,” Jonathan Cordova, DO, pediatric gastroenterologist at the University of Chicago Medical Center, said during a presentation. “The quality of life is affected by depression in a negative manner, but does not appear to be associated with their celiac disease state.”