Non-communicable disease syndemics: poverty, depression, and diabetes among low-income populations.

@article{Mendenhall2017NoncommunicableDS,
  title={Non-communicable disease syndemics: poverty, depression, and diabetes among low-income populations.},
  author={Emily Mendenhall and Brandon A Kohrt and Shane A Norris and David Musyimi Ndetei and Dorairaj Prabhakaran},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={2017},
  volume={389 10072},
  pages={951-963}
}
The co-occurrence of health burdens in transitioning populations, particularly in specific socioeconomic and cultural contexts, calls for conceptual frameworks to improve understanding of risk factors, so as to better design and implement prevention and intervention programmes to address comorbidities. The concept of a syndemic, developed by medical anthropologists, provides such a framework for preventing and treating comorbidities. The term syndemic refers to synergistic health problems that… CONTINUE READING

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