Does co-morbid depressive illness magnify the impact of chronic physical illness? A population-based perspective.

@article{Stein2006DoesCD,
  title={Does co-morbid depressive illness magnify the impact of chronic physical illness? A population-based perspective.},
  author={Murray B. Stein and Brian J Cox and Tracie O Afifi and Sergej Belik and Jitender Sareen},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={36 5},
  pages={
          587-96
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the relative and combined impact of depressive and chronic physical conditions on functional status and health-care use in the general population. METHOD Canadian, representative, population-based cross-sectional survey (n=130,880). Major depressive disorder (MDD) in the past 12 months was assessed by structured interview, and physical disorders, activity reduction, role impairment and work absence by self-report. The relative impact of MDD and six common chronic physical… CONTINUE READING
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