New research shows that you might be more likely to die of depression and dementia if you are obese or overweight.
I am the most depressed person in the world.
I have chronic anxiety, panic attacks, depressive episodes, mood swings and other symptoms that have worsened as I have grown older.
I am a former smoker, and in addition to the stress that comes with the addiction, I also suffer from chronic fatigue.
My depression has made me depressed and lonely, and the only thing that makes me feel better is the fact that I am obese.
If I lose weight and exercise more, I can look forward to being happier.
However, research has found that it is very difficult to get obese, and people with a body mass index (BMI) above 25 are more likely than those with a BMI below 20 to suffer from depression, anxiety and/or substance abuse.
The problem is that it takes more than just being overweight to be depressed.
The main risk factor is poor diet and lifestyle habits, which is why people with chronic obesity are twice as likely to have depressive symptoms and four times as likely as non-obese people to have substance abuse problems.
There are three main reasons why people are more at risk of developing depression:The first is because of genetics, which may play a role in depression.
In the past, people with obesity were more likely at high risk of depression than their leaner counterparts.
But this is not the case anymore.
A new study from researchers at the University of Copenhagen and the University Hospital in Groningen in the Netherlands has found a genetic variant called the HLA-DRB1 locus that affects the expression of a gene called DRB1 in the brain.
This genetic variant has been associated with a lower risk of depressive symptoms in people with depression, but it has not been identified as a risk factor in people who are obese.
The results were published in the March issue of the journal Molecular Psychiatry.
Dr. Marjan Zemlianichenko, a neuroscientist who led the study, said:It is not known whether obesity is a risk for depression, which has a genetic component, or whether it is a genetic predisposition.
He said it is important to investigate this more deeply in order to better understand why depression develops in people at a higher risk of it.
It is also possible that obesity is linked to a number of other psychiatric conditions.
For example, it is possible that depression could arise because people with these disorders have different genetic predispositions.
However, he added that there is no conclusive evidence that obesity causes depression.
It is still not clear whether obesity causes psychiatric disorders or merely triggers them, but the results suggest that it may be a factor, said Dr. Daniel Lefkowitz, the senior author of the study and professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
He added that it could be that the gene DRB-1 is present in people of different genetic makeup and can cause an effect when it interacts with other genes, or that the genetic variation may be associated with different disorders.
There is a need to develop new drugs that can mimic DRB in humans, he said.
This is important because the most common cause of depression is not physical, but psychological, he noted.
People who suffer from anxiety or other symptoms are also at risk.
People with depression have higher rates of anxiety disorders and other mental health problems, such as depression and anxiety-related psychosis, than people who do not have depression.
And people who have depression have more than double the risk of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.