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The role of unhealthy lifestyles in the incidence and persistence of depression: A longitudinal general population study in four emerging countries

Cabello, Maria; Miret, Marta; Caballero, Francisco Felix; Chatterji, Somnath; Naidoo, Nirmala; Kowal, Paul; D'Este, Catherine; Ayuso-Mateos, Jose Luis


Background: Unhealthy lifestyles and depression are highly interrelated: depression might elicit and exacerbate unhealthy lifestyles and people with unhealthy lifestyles are more likely to become depressed over time. However, few longitudinal evidence of these relationships has been collected in emerging countries. The present study aims i) to analyse whether people with unhealthy lifestyles are more likely to develop depression, and ii) to examine whether depressed people with unhealthy...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Globalization and Health
DOI: 10.1186/s12992-017-0237-5
Access Rights: Open Access


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