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Anxiety and depression

Lydia Chwastiak and Wayne J. Katon

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.260505

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Anxiety and depression

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Depression is common, with point prevalence in Western industrialized nations about 3% for men and 7% for women, and lifetime risk is about 10% for men and 20% for women. Depression is the leading cause of years lived with disability. Physicians fail to make an accurate diagnosis in at least half of those with depressive or anxiety disorders....

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Subjects: Psychiatry

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