Depression and associated physical diseases and symptoms.
Depression can occur in association with virtually all the other psychiatric and physical diagnoses. Physical illness increases the risk of developing severe depressive illness. There are two broadly different mechanisms. The most obvious has a psychological or cognitive mechanism. Thus, the illness may provide the life event or chronic difficulty that triggers a depressive episode in a vulnerable individual. Secondly, more specific associations appear to exist between depression and particul...Expand abstract
- Dialogues in clinical neuroscience
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