Journal article

Association between depression, anxiety and weight change in young adults

Berhe W Sahle, Monique Breslin, Kristy Sanderson, George Patton, Terence Dwyer, Alison Venn, Seana Gall

BMC Psychiatry | BMC | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: To investigate whether there are bi-directional associations between anxiety and mood disorders and body mass index (BMI) in a cohort of young adults. METHODS: We analysed data from the 2004-2006 (baseline) and 2009-2011 (follow-up) waves of the Childhood Determinants of Adult Health study. Lifetime DSM-IV anxiety and mood disorders were retrospectively diagnosed with the Composite International Diagnostic Interview. Potential mediators were individually added to the base models to assess their potential role as a mediator of the associations. RESULTS: In males, presence of mood disorder history at baseline was positively associated with BMI gain (β = 0.77, 95% CI: 0.14-1.40), bu..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council


Awarded by National Heart Foundation of Australia Future Leader Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

This CDAH study was supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council (Project Grants 211316 and 544923.The supporters had no role in the study design, conduct, analysis, or reporting of results. SG was funded by a National Heart Foundation of Australia Future Leader Fellowship (FLF 100446). The current study did not receive any specific grant from funding agencies in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.