Revista chilena de nutrición
versión On-line ISSN 0717-7518
TAPIA S, Alexis y MASSON S, Lilia. DETECTION OF DEPRESSIVE SYMPTOMS IN PATIENTS WITH OVERWEIGHT AND OBESITY. Rev. chil. nutr. [online]. 2006, vol.33, n.2, pp.162-169. ISSN 0717-7518. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-75182006000200005.
Overweight and obesity are physiological conditions which can be considered cardiovascular risk factors. For some years it has been suggested that depression also is a cardiovascular risk factor. This work investigated the presence of depressive symptoms in patients with overweight and obesity, since this association could enhance the development of cardiovascular diseases. With this aim it was applied the Depression Scale of the Goldberg Questionnaire, in its Spanish version. 61% of the analyzed individuals possibly presented a depressive episode. The high percentage of individuals that display both pathologies it makes advisable to evaluate the presence of depressive symptoms in patients with overweight and obesity
Palabras clave : overweight; obesity; cardiovascular risk factors; depression.