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Psychological distress and comorbid physical conditions: Disease or disability?

Byles, Julie; Robinson, Ian A; Banks, Emily; Gibson, Richard; Leigh, Lucy; Curryer, Cassie; Jorm, Louisa; Rodgers, Bryan


Background: The relationship between comorbidity and psychological distress is well documented, however the mechanism of this association is unclear. We aim to assess the extent to which the association between common chronic conditions and high scores on the Kessler Psychological Distress Scale (K10) measure of psychological distress vary according to comorbid conditions, disability, and sociodemographic circumstances. Methods: Analysis of self-reported cross-sectional data from the New South...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Depression and Anxiety (Hoboken)
DOI: 10.1002/da.22162


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