Category Archives: Depression

Stigma and the Etiology of Depression among the Obese

Current Social Epidemiology Cluster doctoral student Steve Mooney and former Cluster faculty member Abdulrahman El-Sayed recently published a paper in Social Science & Medicine showing that a weight-stigma mechanism could explain the finding that depression among the obese is more … Continue reading

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Hey Mr. Sandman: dyadic effects of anxiety, depressive symptoms and sleep among married couples

Rundle and colleagues have been developing a series of projects studying how health and health behaviors are transmitted between members of married and domestic partnered couples.  The first in a series of papers on this topic, “Hey Mr. Sandman: dyadic … Continue reading

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Anxious? Depressed? You might be suffering from capitalism: contradictory class locations and the prevalence of depression and anxiety in the USA

New work in the journal Sociology of Health and Illness by Seth Prins, a Doctoral Student in Epidemiology, and Cluster faculty, Lisa Bates and Katherine Keyes, explores how social class may influence depression and anxiety in ways that are not explained by … Continue reading

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