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Willen SS, Knipper M, Abadía-Barrero CE, Davidovitch N, Syndemic vulnerability and the right to health, 2017, The Lancet, Volume 389, No. 10072, p964–977.

Focusing on the migrant health condition the current study shows how  the combined syndemics/health and human rights approach advanced in the study can provide clinicians and other key stakeholders with concrete insights, tools, and strategies to tackle the health inequities that affect migrants and other vulnerable groups.

Singer M, Bulled N, Ostrach B, Mendenhall E, Syndemics and the biosocial conception of health, 2017, The Lancet , Volume 389, No. 10072, p941–950.

This paper discusses the key concepts of the syndemic approach and it potential for novel public health and clinical research that is attentive to the multiple dynamics at play in health.

Mendenhall E, Kohrt BA, Norris SA, Ndetei D, Prabhakaran D, Non-communicable disease syndemics: poverty, depression, and diabetes among low-income populations, Lancet. 2017 Mar 4; 389(10072): 951–963.

Employing diabetes as an exemplar with its comorbidity of HIV in Kenya, tuberculosis in India, and depression in South Africa, this paper explains  a model of syndemics that addresses transactional pathophysiology, socioeconomic conditions, health system structures, and cultural context, and also illustrates the different syndemics across these countries and the potential benefit of syndemic care to patients.

Logie CH, Duncan AL, Poteat T, Wagner AC, Syndemic Factors Mediate the Relationship between Sexual Stigma and Depression among Sexual Minority Women and Gender Minorities, 2017, Women's Health Issues, Volume 27, Issue 5, Pages 592-599.

This cross sectional study examine the syndemic condition composed of low social support, low self-rated health, low self-esteem, and economic insecurity mediated the relationship between sexual stigma and depressive symptoms among sexual minority women and gender minority (GM) people who identify as lesbian, bisexual, or queer.

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