Obesity and mental disorders in the general population: results from the world mental health surveys

  title={Obesity and mental disorders in the general population: results from the world mental health surveys},
  author={Kate Margaret Scott and Ronny Bruffaerts and Gregory E Simon and Josefina Alonso and Matthais Angermeyer and Giovanni de Girolamo and Koen Demyttenaere and Isabelle Gasquet and Josep Maria Haro and Elie Karam and Ronald C Kessler and Dahlia Levinson and Mar{\'i}a Elena Medina Mora and M A Oakley Browne and J. Ormel and James P Villa and Hidenori Uda and Michael Von Korff},
  journal={International Journal of Obesity},
Objectives:(1) To investigate whether there is an association between obesity and mental disorders in the general populations of diverse countries, and (2) to establish whether demographic variables (sex, age, education) moderate any associations observed.Design:Thirteen cross-sectional, general population surveys conducted as part of the World Mental Health Surveys initiative.Subjects:Household residing adults, 18 years and over (n=62 277).Measurements:DSM-IV mental disorders (anxiety… CONTINUE READING

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