Optimizing outcomes for patients with depression and chronic medical illnesses.

@article{Ford2008OptimizingOF,
  title={Optimizing outcomes for patients with depression and chronic medical illnesses.},
  author={Daniel E. Ford},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={121 11 Suppl 2},
  pages={S38-44}
}
Depression and comorbid chronic medical conditions such as coronary heart disease, diabetes mellitus, and osteoarthritis are frequently seen in the primary care setting, and the interaction of these illnesses can complicate diagnostic and treatment efforts. Although the etiologies of these bidirectional associations are not well understood, a number of negative outcomes are apparent, and challenges exist at patient, provider, and healthcare system levels to better recognize and treat depression… CONTINUE READING

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