Published: 2022-12-28

DOI: 10.56557/upjoz/2022/v43i243328

Page: 316-332


National Guard Hospital, King Abdulaziz Medical City, SCOHS, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.


King Abdulaziz Hospital, Makkah, Saudi Arabia.


Dammam Medical Complex, Dammam, Saudi Arabia.


Qassim Health Cluster, Buraidah, Qassim, Saudi Arabia.


Najran University, Najran, Saudi Arabia.


King Fahad Specialist Hospital, Buraidah, Saudi Arabia.


GP, Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia.


King Khalid University, Saudi Arabia.


King Abdulaziz Hospital, Makkah, Saudi Arabia.


Qassim Health Cluster, Unaizah, Qassim, Saudi Arabia.


Qassim University, Buraydah, Saudi Arabia.


King Abdulaziz University Rabigh Branch, Saudi Arabia.


GP, King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia.


King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Obesity and depression are both common public health problems, however research on their association is conflicting. Some evidence point to strong links between depression and obesity, as well as the linked prevalence of both conditions. Depression is becoming more common, which predisposes people to considerable functional impairment as well as an increased risk of suicide and concomitant physical health problems. BMI and depression are thought to be related; however, the impacts of depression on body image have not been established from the standpoint of socioeconomic position, which has been regarded a key risk factor for the development of depression. Many epidemiological studies, clinical studies, and meta-analyses support the link between mood disorders and obesity in relation to various conditions such as depression severity, obesity severity, gender, socioeconomic status, genetic susceptibility, environmental influences, and adverse experiences. Immune and endocrine systems, as well as psychological and social factors, are thought to be involved in the two illnesses. As a result, the study was developed to assess the prevalence of depression in adult obese individuals.

Keywords: Depression, obesity, adult, prevalence, obese patients

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