People who are overweight have a 25 percent higher chance of developing a depressive illness, while people who are obese have a 50 percent higher chance.
Conversely, people with mood disorders are more likely to become overweight.
It’s a well-known relationship that scientists have observed for years. But David J. Bond, M.D. Ph.D, associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota, wanted a biological explanation for this occurrence.