Psychiatric Diseases and Depression

  • Adelio Lucca
  • Enrico Smeraldi


Changes in appetite and weight loss are commonly occurring symptoms in various psychiatric diseases; however, it is clear that a disturbance of appetite is a cardinal feature of depressive disorders. There is a large amount of data available about the epidemiology, phenomenology, associated neurobiological findings, and pharmacological interventions that bear on the links between mood disorders and appetite. The findings may ultimately contribute to our understanding of appetite regulation per se.


Anorexia Nervosa Eating Disorder Hamilton Depression Rating Scale Late Life Depression Appetite Regulation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Adelio Lucca
    • 1
  • Enrico Smeraldi
    • 1
  1. 1.Psychiatric Clinic, San Raffaele HospitalMilanItaly

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