Depressive disorders in caregivers of dementia patients: a systematic review.

@article{Cuijpers2005DepressiveDI,
  title={Depressive disorders in caregivers of dementia patients: a systematic review.},
  author={Pim Cuijpers},
  journal={Aging & mental health},
  year={2005},
  volume={9 4},
  pages={
          325-30
        }
}
Although depressive symptomatology has been well studied in caregivers of patients with dementia, depressive disorders have been examined much less. We conducted a systematic literature search in major bibliographical databases (Medline, Psychinfo, Dissertation Abstracts), and included studies examining caregivers of dementia patients that reported the prevalence of major depressive disorder, according to diagnostic criteria as assessed with a standardized psychiatric diagnostic interview. Ten… CONTINUE READING

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