Depressive Disorder in Older Medical Inpatients on General Medicine and Cardiology Services at a University Teaching Hospital.

@article{Koenig1993DepressiveDI,
  title={Depressive Disorder in Older Medical Inpatients on General Medicine and Cardiology Services at a University Teaching Hospital.},
  author={Harold G Koenig and Christopher M. O'Connor and Steven A Guarisco and Kai Zabel and Stephen M Ford},
  journal={The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry},
  year={1993},
  volume={1 3},
  pages={197-210}
}
The authors examined the prevalence, characteristics, and correlates of depressive disorder among medical inpatients age 60 or over at a private teaching hospital. Seventy-six of 129 patients admitted to the general medicine and cardiology services at Duke University Hospital were screened for depressive disorder using DSM-III-R criteria. Depressive disorders were diagnosed in 34.2% of patients: major depression in 13.2%, adjustment disorder in 11.8%, depression not otherwise specified in 5.3… CONTINUE READING