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Medical comorbidity

Roger S. McIntyre and Jay Nathanson

in Severe Depression

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print February 2010 | ISBN: 9780199570249
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191740350 | DOI: https://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.

Chapter.  992 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Psychiatry

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