Comorbidity, Positive Health, and Integration of Services

Juan E. Mezzich, Ihsan M. Salloum

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPsychiatric Diagnosis
Subtitle of host publicationChallenges and Prospects
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9780470725696
StatePublished - May 11 2009


  • Clinical complexity, key requirement in recognizing richness of health field
  • Comorbidity, associating with serious implications for clinical care
  • Comorbidity, common feature of regular clinical care
  • Comorbidity, positive health, and integration of services
  • Contextual factors, referring to environmental and personal features
  • Conventional health care paradigms, focusing on disease and immediate care
  • International Guidelines for Diagnostic Assessment (IGDA)
  • Person-centered approach, facilitating attention to positive aspects of health
  • Positive health, corresponding to notions of robustness and resilience
  • Positive health, referring to quality of life

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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