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Medical co-morbidity and depression in later life 

Medical co-morbidity and depression in later life
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Medical co-morbidity and depression in later life
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Robert C. Baldwin

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10.1093/med/9780199671632.003.0006
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date: 15 October 2019

A number of physical illnesses common in older people are associated with high levels of depressive disorder; treatment can be effective e for these

The relationship between depression and physical illness is two-way: each influences the presentation of the other

Recent knowledge about this interaction has grown rapidly for vascular disease and depression, notably with the concept of ‘vascular depression’

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