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Academic Highlights: Depression and Pain.[CME]
J Clin Psychiatry 2008;69:1970-1978
Copyright 2008 Physicians Postgraduate Press, Inc.
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So wrote Robert Burton in The
Anatomy of Melancholy in 1621, and
today, observed John H. Greist, M.D.,
places an enormous burden on the individual
and on society. In 2000, depressive
disorders ranked fourth worldwide
as a source of disability-adjusted life
years (DALYs), accounting for 4.5%
of DALYs and 12.1% of total years
lived with disability. Further, added
Dr. Greist, in the Americas, depression
is ranked first in total DALYs, responsible
for a full 8% of the burden.