Practitioner 2010; 254 (1725):28-32

Tackling depression in patients with chronic conditions

15 Jan 2010Pais-up subscribers

For patients with  a chronic condition and depression the prognosis is thought to be  worse. Comorbid depression is associated with increased pain, greater functional impairment and reduced quality of life. Depressed patients may lack the confidence to self-manage their condition, increasing the risk of long-term complications.

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