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Pol. Merkur. Lek (Pol. Med. J.), 2014, XXXVII/218: 091-095 Maximize

Pol. Merkur. Lek (Pol. Med. J.), 2014, XXXVII/218: 091-095

Title: Comparison of increase in depressive disorders in dependence of BMI value

/ Authors: Kuśmierek M., Błaszczyk J., Talarowska M., Orzechowska A., Bobińska K., Gałecki P.

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Comparison of increase in depressive disorders in dependence of BMI value


Kuśmierek M., Błaszczyk J., Talarowska M., Orzechowska A., Bobińska K., Gałecki P.

Medical University of Łodz, Poland, Department of Adult Psychiatry

In recent years, the research for the relation between depression and obesity is the basis of many studies. Interest in this subject results from the continuous increase in the incidence of both diseases and complications thereof, which constitute a serious social and economic problem.
The aim of the study
is to establish the dependence between depressive disorders and BMI.
Material and methods
. One hundred twenty three patients aged 18–67 years with a diagnosis of depressive episode (F32) and recurrent depressive disorder (F33.0–F33.8) were used in the study. 21 items Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HDRS21) was used to evaluate intensification of depressive disorders. Appraisal of psychiatric conditions with HDRS21 was performed twice: at the beginning of the study and after receiving the response on pharmacotherapy (averagely after 8 weeks).
Results
. No relation between depressive disorders and BMI has been observed.
Conclusions
. Study did not demonstrated explicit link between BMI value and increase in depressive disorders. Considering the complexity of this problem, another studies should be carried out.

Key words: depressive disorders, obesity, dependence

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