Nutritional Status in Patients with Major Depressive Disorders: A Pilot Study in Tabriz, Iran

Bahram Pourghassem Gargari, Maryam Saboktakin, Soltanali Mahboob & Nosratollah Pourafkari
Introduction: This study was conducted to assess the nutritional status in Iranian major depres¬sive disorder patients. We also determined the relationship between nutrients intake with depres¬sion severity. Methods: Seventy major depressive patients were selected randomly from outpatient depressive subjects, referred to Razi Psychiatry Hospital in Tabriz, Iran in 2007. Dietary intakes were rec¬orded and compared with dietary reference intakes (DRIs). Definition of the disease and its severity were according to DSM-IV-TR and Hamilton Depression Rating...