Depression and physical illness: The prevalence, causation, and diagnosis of comorbidity


Journal Article

Complex etiologic and clinical issues are raised in diagnosing depressive disorders whose signs and symptoms typically are of both the mood and neurovegetative types. Since psychiatric and physical disorders may occur in various forms, it is necessary to distinguish coexisting affective and organic illnesses from depressions mimicking a medical disorder, depressions indicative of a true medical disorder, and depressions which are reactive to a medical disorder. Diagnostic procedures appropriate to this task are examined. © 1987.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Schulberg, HC; McClelland, M; Burns, BJ

Published Date

  • January 1, 1987

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 7 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 145 - 167

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0272-7358

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0272-7358(87)90031-6

Citation Source

  • Scopus