Editorial: Depression and outcome

Christopher I. Shaffrey M.D. and Justin S. Smith M.D., Ph.D.
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  • Department of Neurosurgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
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Please include this information when citing this paper: published online May 16, 2014; DOI: 10.3171/2013.11.SPINE13502.

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