Depression and health-related quality of life.

  title={Depression and health-related quality of life.},
  author={Bradley N. Gaynes and Barbara J. Burns and Dan L Tweed and Pennifer Erickson},
  journal={The Journal of nervous and mental disease},
  volume={190 12},
Chronic medical conditions drastically affect the lives of those afflicted, leading to pain, disability, and disruption. Comorbid depression can exacerbate the effects of medical illness and may be an independent source of suffering and disability. Data from the Epidemiological Follow-Up Study (NHEFS) of the first National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES I) are used to examine the manner in which depression and comorbid medical conditions interact to affect health-related… CONTINUE READING

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