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Title: Comorbid Psychiatric Illnesses
Contributor(s): Thorsteinsson, Einar  (author)orcid ; Brown, Rhonda  (author)
Publication Date: 2020
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-32545-9_6
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Abstract: Comorbidity among psychiatric illnesses is common, as is comorbidity between psychiatric and physical illnesses. Current knowledge of psychiatric comorbidity points to several possible underlying factors, notably an overlap in their definitions and symptoms; unidirectional and bidirectional causation; disordered sleep; and a range of shared risk factors. Psychiatric illness may lead to poorer self-care and sleep problems, whereas being physically ill may impact upon an individual’s psychological wellbeing. An integration of the various causal models that have been proposed to explain the comorbidities is discussed, incorporating different socio-psychological and biological factors to explain the development of depression and anxiety. These issues are detailed in the following chapter with a focus on depression. Implications for treatment are also discussed.
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: Comorbidity: Symptoms, Conditions, Behaviour and Treatments, p. 139-178
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Place of Publication: Cham, Switzerland
ISBN: 9783030325442
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
111714 Mental Health
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 520302 Clinical 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
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
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Editor: Editor(s): Rhonda Brown and Einar Thorsteinsson
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School of Psychology

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