Beyond Comorbidity: A Critical Perspective of Syndemic Depression and Diabetes in Cross-cultural Contexts.

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This article examines the comorbidity concept in medical anthropology. I argue that the dearth of articles on comorbidity in medical anthropology may result from the rise of syndemic theory. Syndemics recognize how social realities shape individual illness experiences as well as distribution of diseases across populations. I discuss synergistic interactions… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/maq.12215

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@article{Mendenhall2016BeyondCA, title={Beyond Comorbidity: A Critical Perspective of Syndemic Depression and Diabetes in Cross-cultural Contexts.}, author={Emily Mendenhall}, journal={Medical anthropology quarterly}, year={2016}, volume={30 4}, pages={462-478} }