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  1. Nancy A. Piotrowski

Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470479216.corpsy0206

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

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Piotrowski, N. A. 2010. Comorbidity. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–2.

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  1. Capella University

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  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2010


Individuals seeking healthcare commonly present with more than one problem. Psychologists typically describe these individuals as having comorbid conditions. Professionals note this status because conditions may interact. In fact, comorbidity is present in approximately half of the individuals presenting in clinical settings.


  • dual diagnosis;
  • epidemiology;
  • pathology