Demoralization: a life-preserving diagnosis to make for the severely medically ill

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Abstract

Consistent correlations have been found between demoralization and depression, anxiety, and a desire for hastened death. As clinical depression becomes more severe, the likelihood increases that comorbid demoralization will develop. However, demoralization can certainly occur when anhedonic depression is not present, and moderate demoralization without depression may be relatively common.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255 - 258
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Palliative Care
Volume30
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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