Major depressive and anxiety disorders in visually impaired older adults.

  title={Major depressive and anxiety disorders in visually impaired older adults.},
  author={Hilde P. A. van der Aa and Hannie C. Comijs and Brenda W J H Penninx and Ger H. M. B. van Rens and Ruth M. A. van Nispen},
  journal={Investigative ophthalmology & visual science},
  volume={56 2},
PURPOSE We assessed the prevalence of subthreshold depression and anxiety, and major depressive, dysthymic, and anxiety disorders (panic disorder, agoraphobia, social phobia, and general anxiety disorder) in visually impaired older adults and compared these estimates with those of normally sighted peers. METHODS Cross-sectional data were analyzed based on telephone interviews with visually impaired older adults aged ≥ 60 years (n = 615) with a visual acuity of ≥ 0.30 logMAR (20/40 Snellen) in… CONTINUE READING
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