Journal article

Mood disorder and cancer onset: evidence from a population-based sample of Australian women.

Stephanie P Cowdery, Amanda L Stuart, Julie A Pasco, Michael Berk, David Campbell, Ottar Bjerkeset, Lana J Williams

Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria | Published : 2020


OBJECTIVE: The role of mood disorders in cancer onset is unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between mood disorder and incident cancer in a population-based sample of women. METHODS: Data were derived from women aged 28-94 years participating in the Geelong Osteoporosis Study. Mood disorder was identified via Clinical Interview (SCID-I/NP). Cancer data was obtained following linkage with the Victorian Cancer Registry. Demographic and lifestyle factors were self-reported. Nested case-control and retrospective study designs were utilized. RESULTS: In the case-control study (n=807), mood disorder was documented for 18 of the 75 (9.3%) cancer cases and among 288 con..

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