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(p. 117) Fear and depression as remediable causes of disability in common medical conditions in primary care 

(p. 117) Fear and depression as remediable causes of disability in common medical conditions in primary care
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(p. 117) Fear and depression as remediable causes of disability in common medical conditions in primary care
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Michael Von Korff

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10.1093/med:psych/9780198530343.003.0007
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date: 17 April 2021

This chapter argues that psychological states, in particular fear and depression, are potentially remediable causes of social role disability among primary care patients. Using chronic low back pain as an example, it considers how recognising and treating depression can improve disability and quality of life for primary care patients with this and many other chronic conditions.

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