Prevalence of comorbid depressive symptoms in rehabilitation: a cross-indication, nationwide observational study

Martin Brünger & Karla Spyra
Objective: Patients in rehabilitation with comorbid depressive disorders display increased morbidity, mortality and inability to work. The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence of comorbid depressive symptoms in rehabilitation. Methods: A total of 6,000 patients were contacted by post at the same time as receiving approval for their medical rehabilitation from German Federal Pension Insurance. Depressive symptoms were assessed using the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-2). Results were compared with prevalences in the...
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