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What is chronic illness?

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A chronic illness is a condition that lasts for a very long time and usually cannot be cured completely, although some illnesses can be controlled or managed through lifestyle (diet and exercise) and medications. Examples of chronic illnesses include diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, kidney disease, HIV/AIDS, lupus, and multiple sclerosis.

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NAtional Alliance on Mental Illness: "Depression and Chronic Illness."

CDC: "Depression."

National Institute of Mental Health: "Depression and Chronic Pain."

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on February 02, 2017

SOURCES:

NAtional Alliance on Mental Illness: "Depression and Chronic Illness."

CDC: "Depression."

National Institute of Mental Health: "Depression and Chronic Pain."

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on February 02, 2017

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