Evaluation of Periodontitis in Hospital Outpatients With Major Depressive Disorder.

Evaluation of periodontitis in hospital outpatients with major depressive disorder.

J Periodontal Res. 2013 Apr 16;
Solis AC, Marques AH, Pannuti CM, Lotufo RF, Lotufo-Neto F

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Major depressive disorder (MDD) has been associated with alterations in the neuroendocrine system and immune function and may be associated with an increased susceptibility to cardiovascular disease, cancer and autoimmune/inflammatory disease. This study was conducted to investigate the relationship between periodontitis and MDD in a convenience sample of hospital outpatients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The sample consisted of 72 physically healthy subjects (36 outpatients with MDD and 36 age-matched controls [± 3 years]). Patients with bipolar disorder, eating disorders and psychotic disorders were excluded. Probing pocket depth and clinical attachment level were recorded at six sites per tooth. Depression was assessed by means of Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV. RESULTS: Extent of clinical attachment level and probing pocket depth were not different between controls and subjects with depression for the following thresholds: ? 3 mm (Mann-Whitney, p = 0.927 and 0.756); ? 4 mm (Mann-Whitney, p = 0.656 and 0.373); ? 5 mm (Mann-Whitney, p = 0.518 and 0.870);, and ? 6 mm (Mann-Whitney, p = 0.994 and 0.879). Depression parameters were not associated with clinical attachment level ? 5 mm in this sample. Smoking was associated with loss of attachment ? 5 mm in the multivariable logistic regression model (odds ratio = 6.99, 95% confidence interval = 2.00-24.43). CONCLUSIONS: In this sample, periodontal clinical parameters were not different between patients with MDD and control subjects. There was no association between depression and periodontitis. HubMed – eating


Screening for eating disorders in pregnancy: how uniform screening during a high-risk period could minimize under-recognition.

J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2013 Apr; 22(4): 390-2
Hawkins LK, Gottlieb BR

Eating disorders in the United States are on the rise, disproportionally afflict reproductive-age women, and can affect mortality rates as high as those in major depression. (1-3) Though studies have characterized associations of eating disorders with numerous adverse maternal and fetal outcomes, a paucity of studies have addressed diagnosis and management of eating disorders in pregnancy. (4-6) The present work synthesizes current literature to demonstrate how providers can improve identification by capitalizing on this high-risk period. HubMed – eating



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