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Study suggests genetic link between obesity, major depression

October 18, 2017

Phenotypic associations between atypical depression symptoms and obesity-related traits may be due to shared pathophysiologic mechanisms in major depressive disorder.

“In the past decade, evidence has emerged suggesting that the link between depression and immunometabolic dysregulations is stronger, or specific, for [major depressive disorder (MDD)] with atypical features, such as increased appetite and/or weight and hypersomnia,” Yuri Milaneschi, PhD, of Vrije Universiteit Medical Center and GGZ inGeest, Amsterdam, and colleagues wrote. “Other clinical characteristics linked to atypical depression are preponderance of female sex, earlier age at onset and higher severity.”

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Qualitative Study of Depression Literacy Among Korean American Parents of Adolescents

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