Good news and bad news: depressive symptoms decline and undertreatment increases with age in home care and institutional settings.

@article{Szczerbiska2012GoodNA,
  title={Good news and bad news: depressive symptoms decline and undertreatment increases with age in home care and institutional settings.},
  author={Katarzyna E Szczerbińska and John P. Hirdes and Jolanta Życzkowska},
  journal={The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry},
  year={2012},
  volume={20 12},
  pages={1045-56}
}
OBJECTIVES Examination of prevalence of depressive symptoms among older persons in home care (HC) and complex continuing care (CCC) hospitals/units, factors associated with depressive symptoms in those settings, and rate of antidepressant use among older persons with depressive symptoms. DESIGN Observational study using data from interRAI assessments used in normal clinical practice. Logistic regression models were used to identify factors associated with depressive symptoms in the frail… CONTINUE READING
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