Gender Affects the Correlation Between Depression and Weight in Children and Adolescents

The results of a large community-based study have shown that the probability of major depressive disorder in children and adolescents with high, low, or normal body mass index differs according to gender.
Underweight boys were more likely diagnosed with depression than normal weight and overweight boys. While in girls, the probability of depression increased by increased BMI, according to the study published in Childhood Obesity.