Depression and Demoralization in Chronic Disease

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Thursday, Mar 21, 2013
DoubleTree by Hilton, South Portland Workshop/Presentation: A5: Depression and Demoralization in Chronic Disease
Clifford Singer, MD

In this session, Dr. Singer reviewed the reciprocal relationships between major depression, emotional resilience and chronic disease. The themes of quality of life, hopefulness, acceptance, and adaptation to adversity were explored in the context of chronic diseases that impact daily function, comfort and mortality.