High Risk of Depressive Disorders in Patients With Gout

  title={High Risk of Depressive Disorders in Patients With Gout},
  author={Te-Chang Changchien and Y. C. Yen and Cheng-Li Lin and M C Lin and Ji-An Liang and C D Kao},
Metabolic abnormalities are common in patients with depressive disorders. However, the relationship between gout and depression is unclear. We explored the causal relationship among gout, antigout medication, and the associated risk of incidental depressive disorders.In this nationwide cohort study, we sampled data from the National Health Insurance Research Database to recruit 34,050 patients with gout as the gout cohort and 68,100 controls (without gout) as the nongout cohort. Our primary… CONTINUE READING