Abstract: Objective: The study aimed to assess psychiatric morbidity in stable chronic respiratory disorders and to examine the pattern of psychiatric illness in specific respiratory disorders in Northern India.Methods: All consecutive patients with stable chronic respiratory illnesses who attended the respiratory disease clinic were recruited in the study. Their healthy attendants were interviewed as a control group.

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Abstract: Object: We sought to explore factors associated with persistence of antidepressant treatment in Taiwan and to compare persistence rates across various antidepressants.Method: This was a retrospective cohort study using medical claims in Taiwan. We collected data of all new antidepressant users with depressive disorder, aged 18 years or older, during the study period from January 1, 1998, to July 4, 2009. Overall antidepressant treatment persistence was defined as undergoing treatment for 180 days without exceeding a 30-day gap

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Director’s Blog Let’s start with some good news. Over the past few decades in the United States, we have seen dramatic reductions in mortality due to coronary artery disease (an over 60 percent reduction, with 1.1 millions deaths averted each year), AIDS (a 40 percent reduction, with over 30,000 deaths averted each year), and stroke (a 30 percent reduction, with over 20,000 deaths averted each year). Indeed, last month AIDS was declared a chronic disease, recognizing that a young person who becomes infected with HIV will likely survive for decades and die of other causes

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