TB and depression are linking up to devastate SA

08 March 2019 - 08:00 By SIPOKAZI FOKAZI
A new study has found that South Africans diagnosed with TB are more likely to be depressed.
A new study has found that South Africans diagnosed with TB are more likely to be depressed.
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South Africans diagnosed with TB are more likely to be depressed, according to a new study, and areas with high TB numbers are considered depression “hot spots”.

Researchers from the universities of KwaZulu-Natal and Cincinnati identified a clear link between TB and depression when they went back to “clusters” identified as depression hot spots a decade ago.

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