Potential for community programs to prevent depression in older people.

@article{Bird2002PotentialFC,
  title={Potential for community programs to prevent depression in older people.},
  author={Michael J Bird and Ruth Adeline Parslow},
  journal={The Medical journal of Australia},
  year={2002},
  volume={177 Suppl},
  pages={S107-10}
}
Depression is one of the most common mental health disorders in older people. Sequelae include unnecessary suffering, excess physical and social disability, exacerbation of co-existing illness, earlier death, and overuse of services. There are currently no reported public health approaches to prevent late-life depression. Five risk factors appear susceptible to community-level prevention programs: recurrent depression, commonly undertreated precipitants, vascular disease, functional impairments… CONTINUE READING

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