Definitions

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  • n. The presence of one or more disorders (or diseases) in addition to a primary disease or disorder.
  • n. The effect of such additional disorders or diseases.

Etymologies

co- +‎ morbidity (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • There's a lot of overlap with obsessive-compulsive disorder, what they call comorbidity -- depression, eating disorders, sometimes ADHD.

    CNN Transcript Dec 18, 2009

  • And then you see it ` s called comorbidity where you have two diagnoses together.

    CNN Transcript Jan 8, 2008

  • Older prostate cancer patients have a high prevalence of other factors (such as comorbidity, disability, and geriatric syndromes) that can impact life expectancy and tolerance to treatment.

    Medlogs - Recent stories

  • This adds to the comorbidity, meaning they have more mental health issues, because they can't figure out why they are being invalidated. "

    The Bilerico Project

  • We provide obesity treatment and comorbidity management for children through a unique family-based approach.

    Healthy Weight Program

  • This guy ... doesn't prescribe Lyrica, since it's a "newer drug that I don't know much about" (to which I was like, um, is it not your job to keep up on the newer drugs? and also Lyrica's been around for quite a while and is the medication most often used to treat my condition, dude), and doesn't prescribe "any sleep aids" (despite the very high comorbidity of insomnia).

    Friday!

  • Gastrointestinal Disorders also known as GER is a common comorbidity

    Ben Goldacre on MMR, autism, and the media

  • Nevertheless, uncertainties remain regarding several important aspects including impact on patient quality of life, impact of surgeon experience on outcome, late complications leading to reoperation, duration of comorbidity remission, and resource utilisation.

    Dr. Sharma’s Obesity Notes » Blog Archive » UK Report Confirms Cost-Effectiveness of Bariatric Surgery

  • Psychiatric disorders ... increased significantly between waves 1 and 2 among LGB respondents living in states that banned gay marriage for the following outcomes: any mood disorder (36.6% increase), generalized anxiety disorder (248.2% increase), any alcohol use disorder (41.9% increase), and psychiatric comorbidity (36.3% increase).

    Philip N. Cohen: Institutional Discrimination Is Bad for Mental Health

  • Psychiatric disorders ... increased significantly between waves one and two among LGB respondents living in states that banned gay marriage for the following outcomes: any mood disorder (36.6 percent increase), generalized anxiety disorder (248.2 percent increase), any alcohol use disorder (41.9 percent increase), and psychiatric comorbidity (36.3 percent increase).

    Philip N. Cohen: Institutional Discrimination Is Bad for Mental Health

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  • "In medicine, comorbidity (literally "additional morbidity") is either:
    --The presence of one or more disorders (or diseases) in addition to a primary disease or disorder; or
    --The effect of such additional disorders or diseases.
    The term dual diagnosis is often applied to the comorbid existence of both a mental disorder and a developmental disability." --Wikipedia

    April 2, 2009