Previous depression, daily smoking and lack of control over life circumstances - all risk factors for recurrence of depressive episodes, reports. Compulenta. with reference to a study published in the edition. Canadian Medical Association Journal.
Depression - a common disorder that affects the quality of life. About 65 % of people with depression have recurrent episodes of illness.
To identify risk factors associated with long-term prognosis of depression, the researchers had to deal with 585 adult participants in the study of state. National Population Health Survey. Who suffered from depression in 2000-2001. 65% of respondents were female (mean age - 38.5 years) and 85 % of participants were middle and high income levels. More than half of the subjects experienced one or more episodes of depression in the next six years. It is curious that the immigration status of people with severe depression, giving a protective effect from relapse.
It was found that age, gender and income are not associated with future depressive episodes, and daily smoking, and lack of control over life circumstances, however, have direct relevance to them. If the participant felt that controls their lives and the surrounding circumstances, one could argue that depression does not touch it anymore.
In the future, scientists are going to find out whether you can treat depression with smoking cessation and the establishment of control over life circumstances.