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Title: Comorbidity: What Is It and Why Is It Important?
Contributor(s): Brown, Rhonda  (author); Thorsteinsson, Einar  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2020
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-32545-9_1
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Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
111714 Mental Health
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 520304 Health psychology
520302 Clinical psychology
520303 Counselling psychology
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 920410 Mental Health
970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 200409 Mental health
280121 Expanding knowledge in psychology
Abstract: Comorbidity refers to any distinct clinical entity that coexists with or occurs during the clinical course of another illness or condition. In other words, it refers to the co-occurrence of two or more distinct illnesses, disorders or conditions in a single individual. As a result of the comorbidity, some disorders tend to occur together more often than they occur alone. For example, anxiety, depressed mood and impaired sleep often co-occur, and in this instance, the co-occurrence appears to be the rule rather than the exception.
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: Comorbidity: Symptoms, Conditions, Behaviour and Treatments, p. 1-22
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Place of Publication: Cham, Switzerland
ISBN: 9783030325442
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
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Editor: Editor(s): Rhonda Brown and Einar Thorsteinsson
Appears in Collections:Book Chapter
School of Psychology

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