An epidemiological study on Depression and related factors among Geriatrics in a tertiary care Hospital.

@article{Saha2013AnES,
  title={An epidemiological study on Depression and related factors among Geriatrics in a tertiary care Hospital.},
  author={Siddhartha Saha and P. Saha},
  journal={IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences},
  year={2013},
  volume={12},
  pages={14-17}
}
Depression in old age is associated with genetic susceptibility, chronic disease and disability, pain, frustration with limitations in activities of daily living. The present hospital based cross sectional study was undertaken on 306 patients selected by systemic consecutive sampling from Geriatric O.P.D of Institute of Psychiatry, Kolkata to find out the prevalence of depression and associated factors among geriatric patients. 65.3% of the study population had depression (mild-36.2%, severe-29… Expand

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