TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – A retrospective study entitled “Association of Depression and Anxiety With Accumulation of Chronic Conditions”, published in the journal JAMA Network Open, found that women of all ages and younger men with anxiety and depression were more likely to suffer from depression. chronic disease certain. Quoted from Indian Expressthis study analyzed health data on 40,360 adults from Olmsted County in Minnesota, drawn from the medical records of the Rochester Epidemiology Project.
For this study, the participants were divided into three age groups, namely 20, 40, and 60 years. Furthermore, they were divided into four groups with anxiety, depression, anxiety and depression, and no anxiety or depression. Compared with participants who did not experience anxiety or depression, women in all three age groups and men in their 20s who had depression or anxiety and depression had a much higher risk of developing chronic conditions, such as hypertension, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and most cancers.
In the three age groups, women in their 20s who had anxiety and depression were at the highest risk of developing chronic disease with an increased risk of more than 61 percent compared with participants without mental disorders. The least likely is women in their 60s who experience single anxiety. As for men, those who experienced anxiety and depression in the 20-year age group were most likely to develop chronic conditions with an increased risk of nearly 72 percent.
Men with anxiety in the 60 age group were least likely, with a reduced risk of more than 8 percent. Dr. Preeti Singh, senior consultant in clinical psychology and psychotherapy and chief medical officer in Lissun, India, agrees with the study’s findings. He also said chronic illness also affects mental health.
“There’s enough research to tell us when patients with mental health conditions take longer to recover from physical illness, except for problems mental health the underlying cause is treated or cured. And vice versa,” said Singh.
Further, Singh said any man or woman, diagnosed with a chronic condition also had a higher risk of developing a mental health condition. This affects each other because chronic physical conditions require many transformations and changes in terms of quality and lifestyle, from affecting work to relationships, and of course the treatment itself. In cases such as cancer or chronic kidney conditions, the treatment is invasive, intense, and frequent.
“All this creates dissonance and stress for patients. As a result, they become isolated, withdrawn and do not seek help. The shock of chronic illness itself can be life-threatening. Also, feelings of denial and hopelessness are natural reactions at first,” Singh says.