View Full Version : Depression doesn't cause cancer. . .

10-02-13, 01:34 PM
This should be a big weight off some people's minds. Depression does not expose someone to a greater risk of cancer. (

The opening paragraph:

The impact of depression on a person contracting cancer has long been suspected, without any study having definitely confirmed or rejected this theory. The links have now been investigated by CÚdric Lemogne, a member of the team headed by Marie Zins (INSERM's Mixed Research Unit 1018 "Epidemiology and Population Health Research Centre", AP-HP, University of Versailles Saint-Quentin), who monitored 14,203 people between 1994 and 2009, including 1119 who developed cancer as diagnosed by a doctor. All of the absences from work for depression, certified by doctors, were recorded as well as many questionnaires measuring depressive moods. The results, which will be published in The American Journal of Epidemiology, do not indicate any significant association between a person experiencing the symptoms of depression during their lifetime and their subsequently contracting cancer.

Breathe a sigh of relief, folks.

10-02-13, 01:53 PM
well sh*t I would dead long ago then.