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Depression worsens health of people with chronic illness

Jonathan Spencer-Jones
South African Journal of Psychiatry | Vol 13, No 2 | a24 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajpsychiatry.v13i2.24 | © 2007 Jonathan Spencer-Jones | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 04 October 2007 | Published: 01 June 2007

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Abstract

Individuals with depression are generally less healthy than those with a major chronic disease, according to data collected by the World Health Organization (WHO) in its World Health Survey on health and health-related outcomes and their determinants in adults aged 18 years and older and presented in the organisation’s World Health Statistics 2007.


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