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UAB study documents connection between depression and abdominal obesity

UAB study documents connection between depression and abdominal obesity

Posted on22. Jul, 2010 by .

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June 9, 2010 BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A new study at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) confirms the relationship between depression and abdominal obesity, which has also been linked to an increased risk for cancer and cardiovascular disease. “We found that in a sample of young adults during a 15-year period, those who started […]

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A Prospective Study of the Impact of Smoking on Outcomes in Bipolar and Schizoaffective Disorder

A Prospective Study of the Impact of Smoking on Outcomes in Bipolar and Schizoaffective Disorder

Posted on25. Feb, 2010 by .

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Abstract from Clinical Psychiatry¬† Background The impact of tobacco smoking on mental health outcomes was investigated in a 24-month, naturalistic, longitudinal study of 240 people with bipolar disorder or schizoaffective disorder. Participants were interviewed and data recorded by trained study clinicians at 9 interviews during the study period.¬† Smoking status was determined by self-report. Nicotine […]

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