Marion Tegethoff, Esther Stalujanis, Angelo Belardi, Gunther Meinlschmidt, ‘Chronology of Onset of Mental Disorders and Physical Diseases in Mental-Physical Comorbidity – A National Representative Survey of Adolescents’, http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0165196, PLOS ONE (October 21, 2016).
Mental disorders, physical diseases
The most substantial results indicate that affective disorders are a risk factor of arthritis and diseases of the digestive system, that anxiety disorders are a risk factor of skin diseases, and that substance use disorders are a protective factor of seasonal allergies. Vice versa, heart diseases may indicate a risk of anxiety disorders and any mental disorder, and epilepsy a risk of eating disorders.
Tegethoff M, Stalujanis E, Belardi A, Meinlschmidt G (2016) Chronology of Onset of Mental Disorders and Physical Diseases in Mental-Physical Comorbidity – A National Representative Survey of Adolescents. PLoS ONE 11(10): e0165196. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0165196