Determinants of receiving mental health care for depression in older adults.

@article{Holvast2012DeterminantsOR,
  title={Determinants of receiving mental health care for depression in older adults.},
  author={Floor Holvast and Peter F Verhaak and Janny H Dekker and M. de Waal and Harm W J van Marwijk and Brenda W J H Penninx and Hannie C. Comijs},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  year={2012},
  volume={143 1-3},
  pages={69-74}
}
BACKGROUND Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is common among elderly people. However, it appears that only a minority receives treatment. This study aims to identify and analyse the factors that determine whether elderly people with depressive disorders have contact with health care professionals for mental problems. METHOD Cross-sectional analysis of cohort data collected in the Netherlands Study of Depression in Older persons (NESDO) and the Netherlands Study of Depression and Anxiety (NESDA… CONTINUE READING