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      Caregiving as a risk factor for mortality: the Caregiver Health Effects Study.

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          There is strong consensus that caring for an elderly individual with disability is burdensome and stressful to many family members and contributes to psychiatric morbidity. Researchers have also suggested that the combination of loss, prolonged distress, the physical demands of caregiving, and biological vulnerabilities of older caregivers may compromise their physiological functioning and increase their risk for physical health problems, leading to increased mortality.

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          Journal
          JAMA
          JAMA
          American Medical Association (AMA)
          0098-7484
          0098-7484
          Dec 15 1999
          : 282
          : 23
          Affiliations
          [1 ] Department of Psychiatry and University Center for Social & Urban Research, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA. schulz+@pitt.edu
          Article
          joc91040
          10.1001/jama.282.23.2215
          10605972
          de682864-51a3-448b-80a6-4e8f8f907a01
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