Depression can be as deadly as smoking

September 2009
Occupational Health;Sep2009, Vol. 61 Issue 9, p7
Academic Journal
The article focuses on two academic studies which suggest that depression can increase the rate of mortality as much as smoking, and it can put individuals at greater risk of obesity in old age. According to a study by researchers from Norway and King's College in London, England, depression is linked to increased mortality and can be a great risk factor for mortality as smoking. A study conducted by researchers at the University College London in England, found that 35% of people who suffered common mental disorders were obese.


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