Ageing and mental health in a developing country: who cares? Qualitative studies from Goa, India

  title={Ageing and mental health in a developing country: who cares? Qualitative studies from Goa, India},
  author={Vibhuti Patel and Martin James Prince},
  journal={Psychological Medicine},
  pages={29 - 38}
  • V. Patel, M. Prince
  • Published 1 January 2001
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Psychological Medicine
Background. While there is a growing body of epidemiological evidence on the prevalence of mental illnesses in late-life in developing countries, there is limited data on cultural perceptions of mental illnesses and care arrangement for older people. Method. This qualitative study used focus group discussions with older people and key informants to investigate the status of older people and concepts of late-life mental health conditions, particularly dementia and depression, in Goa, India… 

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