Journal article

Medical disorders affect health outcome and general functioning depending on comorbid major depression in the general population.

Bernhard T Baune, Ina Adrian, Frank Jacobi

J Psychosom Res | Published : 2007


OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to compare health-related quality of life (HR-QoL), disability/work productivity, and health care utilization in a variety of medical disorders with and without comorbid major depressive disorder (MDD) in the general population. METHODS: Twelve-month MDD (Composite International Diagnostic Interview) diagnosis was determined among 4181 participants from a community sample. Medical diagnoses (respiratory, cardiovascular, allergic, endocrine/metabolic, gastrointestinal, and neurological diseases) were made after medical examination. HR-QoL was evaluated with the MOS-SF-36. Outpatient doctor visits and disability/work productivity were assessed by self..

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