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Depression, chronic diseases, and decrements in health: results from the World Health Surveys
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Depression produces the greatest decrement in health compared with the chronic diseases angina, arthritis, asthma, and diabetes, and the urgency of addressing depression as a public-health priority is indicated to improve the overall health of populations. Expand
The continuum of psychotic symptoms in the general population: a cross-national study.
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The prevalence of the presence of at least one psychotic symptom has a wide range worldwide varying as much as from 0.8% to 31.4% and is related to a significant poorer health status. Expand
Health, functioning, and disability in older adults—present status and future implications
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Examination of reported trends in morbidity and mortality in older adults during the past two decades found some evidence for compression of morbidity, but with different methods, these measures are not directly comparable. Expand
From depressive symptoms to depressive disorders: the relevance of thresholds
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Subthreshold depressive disorders occur commonly all across the world and are associated with the same risk factors everywhere, and lie on a continuum with more severe forms of depressive episodes but are distinct from normal mood changes. Expand
Socioeconomic inequality in the prevalence of noncommunicable diseases in low- and middle-income countries: Results from the World Health Survey
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Noncommunicable diseases are not necessarily diseases of the wealthy, and showed unequal distribution across socioeconomic groups in low- and middle-income country groups, with strongest inequalities reported for angina, asthma and comorbidity. Expand
The health of aging populations in China and India.
TLDR
The data compare health status, risk factors, and chronic diseases among people age forty-five and older in China and India to avert the health burden of older adults, a population with high levels of noncommunicable diseases. Expand
Psychotic symptoms are associated with physical health problems independently of a mental disorder diagnosis: results from the WHO World Health Survey
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The number of medical conditions increased with the number of psychotic symptoms, and this trend seems to be independent from the socio‐economic development of the country or the specific health care system. Expand
Increased risk of diabetes mellitus among persons with psychotic symptoms: results from the WHO World Health Survey.
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Psychotic symptoms are related to increased rates of diabetes mellitus in nonclinical samples, independent of several potential confounders-including a clinical diagnosis of psychosis or schizophrenia, previous antipsychotic treatment, depression, lifestyle, and individual or country socioeconomic status. Expand
Socioeconomic inequality in disability among adults: a multicountry study using the World Health Survey.
OBJECTIVES We compared national prevalence and wealth-related inequality in disability across a large number of countries from all income groups. METHODS Data on 218,737 respondents participatingExpand
Prevalence of Alcohol Consumption and Pattern of Use among the Elderly in the WHO European Region
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There are marked differences in consumption of alcohol in the elderly between the different countries, and male gender, as well as a higher SES, were associated with higher alcohol consumption. Expand
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