Diabetes and depression in general practice: meeting the challenge of managing comorbidity.

@article{ChewGraham2014DiabetesAD,
  title={Diabetes and depression in general practice: meeting the challenge of managing comorbidity.},
  author={Carolyn A Chew-Graham and Norman Sartorius and Larry C Cimino and L. Gask},
  journal={The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners},
  year={2014},
  volume={64 625},
  pages={
          386-7
        }
}
One of the greatest challenges facing medicine in the 21st century is comorbidity, where two or more diseases occur together in the same individual. The World Health Organization estimates that two-thirds of people >55 years of age with a chronic disorder have more than one illness at the same time. Comorbidity of depression and anxiety disorders with physical illness is particularly frequent. Lifetime prevalence of depression is between 2% and 15%, and growing; and people with chronic physical… CONTINUE READING
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