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Z Psychosom Med Psychother. 2008;54(4):354-67.

[Anxiety and depression in patients with medical diseases].

[Article in German]

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  • 1Universitätsklinik für Medizinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie, Medizinische Universität Innsbruck. medpsych@uki.at

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

Anxiety and depression are more prevalent in patients with medical diseases than in the general population. The current diagnostic systems for depression/anxiety in the field of comorbidity, however, are problematic.

RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS:

Higher comorbidity has deteriorating consequences in all bio-psycho-social respects. The aetiologic connections between medical disease and psychological disorders are complex bidirectional somato-psycho-somatic ones. Seven modalities of comorbidity for coronary heart disease (myocardial infarction) and depression/anxiety are discussed. The psychopharmacological and psychotherapeutic treatment of anxiety/depression in patients with medical diseases follows general guidelines.

PMID:
19049685
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