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Depressive symptoms in people with chronic physical conditions: prevalence and risk factors in a Hong Kong community sample

  • Hairong Nan1Email author,
  • Paul H Lee1,
  • Ian McDowell2,
  • Michael Y Ni1,
  • Sunita M Stewart1, 3 and
  • Tai Hing Lam1
BMC Psychiatry201212:198

DOI: 10.1186/1471-244X-12-198

Received: 5 March 2012

Accepted: 6 November 2012

Published: 14 November 2012

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Original Submission
5 Mar 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
14 Jun 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Belinda Liddell
Resubmission - Version 3
Submitted Manuscript version 3
1 Oct 2012 Author responded Author comments - Hairong Nan
Resubmission - Version 4
1 Oct 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 4
16 Oct 2012 Author responded Author comments - Hairong Nan
Resubmission - Version 5
16 Oct 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 5
6 Nov 2012 Editorially accepted
14 Nov 2012 Article published 10.1186/1471-244X-12-198

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Community Medicine, School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Unit 624-627, Level 6
Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa
Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas