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date: 07 December 2023



  • Diana M. DiNittoDiana M. DiNittoUniversity of Texas at Austin


This entry defines comorbidity and similar terms used in various fields of practice. It addresses the prevalence of comorbidity, suggests explanations for comorbidity, and discusses integrated treatment for comorbid conditions and the importance of the concept of comorbidity in social work practice.


  • Addictions and Substance Use
  • Disabilities
  • Health Care and Illness
  • Mental and Behavioral Health

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The section “Definitions” updated to reflect recent research. Bibliography expanded and updated.

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