Relationship between depression and pancreatic cancer in the general population.

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OBJECTIVE:Prior research suggesting a relationship between pancreatic cancer and depression conducted on clinical populations has been subject to recall bias. We reexamined this association using longitudinal population-based data. METHODS:This was a retrospective cohort study using longitudinal insurance claims data. RESULTS:Men with mental disorders were more likely to develop pancreatic cancer than those without psychiatric claims (odds ratio 2.4, confidence interval 1.15-4.78). Depression more commonly preceded pancreatic cancer than it did other gastrointestinal malignancies (odds ratio 4.6, confidence interval 1.07-19.4) or all other cancers (odds ratio 4.1, confidence interval 1.05-16.0). CONCLUSIONS:Depression and pancreatic cancer are associated in the general population.

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Cited Authors

  • Carney, CP; Jones, L; Woolson, RF; Noyes, R; Doebbeling, BN

Published Date

  • September 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 65 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 884 - 888

PubMed ID

  • 14508036

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1534-7796

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0033-3174

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/01.psy.0000088588.23348.d5


  • eng