Co-morbidity and health care utilisation five years prior to diagnosis for depression. A register-based study in a Swedish population

BACKGROUND Depressive disorders have been associated with a number of co-morbidities, and we hypothesized that patients with a depression diagnosis would be heavy users of health care services, not only when first evaluated for depression, but also for preceding years. The aim of this study was to investigate whether increased health care utilisation and co… CONTINUE READING