Comorbidity

In medicine, comorbidity is the presence of one or more additional conditions that usually occur (i.e., coexisting or the same once) with the initial condition. Comorbidity describes the effect of all other conditions that an autonomous patient may have except the basic condition of the offspring, and may be physical or mental. In the context of mental health, comorbidity often refers to disorders that are often encountered by one another, such as depression and anxiety disorders.

Comorbidity can indicate any condition at one time, but independently of another condition or related medical condition. The last feeling of the term causes some connection with the idea of ​​problems. For example, in the long-term promotion of diabetes mellitus, the rate of coronary artery disease is an independent comorbidity compared to diabetes is not easy to measure, since both diseases are highly heterogeneous and have both simultaneous and outcome characteristics.

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