Depression, chronic diseases, and decrements in health: results from the World Health Surveys

  title={Depression, chronic diseases, and decrements in health: results from the World Health Surveys},
  author={Saba Moussavi and Somnath Chatterji and Emese Verdes and Ajay Tandon and Vikram Patel and Bedirhan Ustun},
  journal={The Lancet},

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