Prevalence of the Major Mental Disorders among the Korean Elderly

  title={Prevalence of the Major Mental Disorders among the Korean Elderly},
  author={Maeng Je Cho and Jun Young Lee and Byung-Soo Kim and Hae Woo Lee and Jee Hoon Sohn},
  booktitle={Journal of Korean medical science},
With a rapidly aging society, geriatric mental health is emerging as important public health concern. Despite the short history of psychiatric epidemiology in Korea, recently, epidemiologic data regarding geriatric psychiatric problems has started to accumulate. In the current study, we reviewed epidemiological findings regarding geriatric mental health in Korea. It was found that up to 10% of the elderly suffer from dementia, and 10% to 20% from depressive disorder. Further, prevalence… CONTINUE READING
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