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Physical comorbidities in men with mood and anxiety disorders: a population-based study

Sanna, Livia, Stuart, Amanda L., Pasco, Julie A., Kotowicz, Mark A., Berk, Michael, Girardi, Paolo, Brennan, Sharon L. and Williams, Lana J. 2013, Physical comorbidities in men with mood and anxiety disorders: a population-based study, BMC medicine, vol. 11, Article 110, pp. 1-9.

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Title Physical comorbidities in men with mood and anxiety disorders: a population-based study
Author(s) Sanna, Livia
Stuart, Amanda L.
Pasco, Julie A.
Kotowicz, Mark A.
Berk, Michael
Girardi, Paolo
Brennan, Sharon L.
Williams, Lana J.
Journal name BMC medicine
Volume number 11
Season Article 110
Start page 1
End page 9
Total pages 9
Publisher BioMed Central
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2013
ISSN 1741-7015
Keyword(s) mood disorder
anxiety disorder
comorbidity
medical burden
population-based study
physical illness
Summary Background : The mind-body nexus has been a topic of growing interest. Further data are however required to understand the specific relationship between mood and anxiety disorders and individual physical health conditions, and to verify whether these psychiatric disorders are linked to overall medical burden.
Methods :
This study examined data collected from 942 men, 20 to 97 years old, participating in the Geelong Osteoporosis Study. A lifetime history of mood and anxiety disorders was identified using the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV-TR Research Version, Non-patient edition (SCID-I/NP). The presence of medical conditions (lifetime) was self-reported and confirmed by medical records, medication use or clinical data. Anthropometric measurements and socioeconomic status (SES) were determined and information on medication use and lifestyle was obtained via questionnaire. Logistic regression models were used to test the associations.
Results : After adjustment for age, socioeconomic status, and health risk factors (body mass index, physical activity and smoking), mood disorders were associated with gastro oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), recurrent headaches, blackouts and/or epilepsy, liver disorders and pulmonary disease in older people, whilst anxiety disorders were significantly associated with thyroid, GORD and other gastrointestinal disorders, and psoriasis. Increased odds of high medical burden were associated with both mood and anxiety disorders.
Conclusions : Our study provides further population-based evidence supporting the link between mental and physical illness in men. Understanding these associations is not only necessary for individual management, but also to inform the delivery of health promotion messages and health care.
Notes This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Language eng
Field of Research 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2013, The Authors
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