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2022 Aug 30

J Affect Disord

Multimorbidity, depression with anxiety symptoms, and decrements in health in 47 low- and middle-income countries.



Comorbid depression and anxiety is associated with worse health outcomes compared to depression or anxiety occurring in isolation, but there is little data on its association with multimorbidity. Thus, we investigated this association across 47 low- and middle-income countries, and further explored whether having anxiety symptoms in addition to depression is associated with significant declines in health outcomes among those with multimorbidity.