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Evidence-based treatment for combined depression and anxiety

Gabrielle Lis

Anxiety and depression commonly go together but can be daunting to treat. A Dutch depression expert wants us to take heart: by treating one condition you often reduce symptoms of both.

When a person has two health conditions simultaneously we use the term "comorbid". For example, a worker might have comorbid back pain and major depression. Comorbid conditions delay RTW. Moreover, workers with comorbid conditions are more likely than workers with just one health problem to leave the workforce entirely. Negative RTW outcomes are more likely with comorbidity, regardless of whether there is a simultaneous physical and mental healt...

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