Preventing depression in age-related macular degeneration.

  title={Preventing depression in age-related macular degeneration.},
  author={Barry W. Rovner and Robin J. Casten and Mark T. Hegel and B E Leiby and William S. Tasman},
  journal={Archives of general psychiatry},
  volume={64 8},
CONTEXT Age-related macular degeneration is a prevalent disease of aging that may cause irreversible vision loss, disability, and depression. The latter is rarely recognized or treated in ophthalmologic settings. OBJECTIVE To determine whether problem-solving treatment can prevent depressive disorders in patients with recent vision loss. DESIGN Randomized, controlled trial. SETTING Outpatient ophthalmology offices in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. PATIENTS Two hundred six patients aged 65… CONTINUE READING