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Medical comorbidity

Roger S. McIntyre and Jay Nathanson

in Severe Depression

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199570249
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199607471 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199570249.003.0004

Series: Oxford Psychiatry Library

Medical comorbidity

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• Individuals with major depressive disorder are differentially affected by stress-sensitive chronic medical disability • Shared pathophysiology between chronic medical disorders and MDD is implicated • Comorbid medical disorders are associated with more complex and severe phenotypic expressions of Major Depressive Disorder • The most common cause of premature mortality in major depressive disorder are cardiovascular disorders.

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Subjects: Psychiatry

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