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Should Global Burden of Disease Estimates Include Depression as a Risk Factor for Coronary Heart Disease?

  • Fiona J Charlson1, 2,
  • Nicholas JC Stapelberg3,
  • Amanda J Baxter1, 2 and
  • Harvey A Whiteford1, 2Email author
BMC Medicine20119:47

Received: 22 February 2011

Accepted: 3 May 2011

Published: 3 May 2011

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22 Feb 2011 Submitted Original manuscript
24 Feb 2011 Author responded Author comments - Fiona Charlson
Resubmission - Version 2
24 Feb 2011 Submitted Manuscript version 2
3 May 2011 Editorially accepted
3 May 2011 Article published 10.1186/1741-7015-9-47

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Authors’ Affiliations

Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research, Cnr Ellerton Drive and Wolston Park Rd
School of Population Health, University of Queensland
School of Psychology and Griffith Health Institute, Griffith University, Parklands Drive