Psychosocial effects of age-related macular degeneration.

  title={Psychosocial effects of age-related macular degeneration.},
  author={Karen Berman and Henry Brodaty},
  journal={International psychogeriatrics},
  volume={18 3},
BACKGROUND Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) affects approximately 10% of persons aged 65-74 years and 30% of those aged 75 and older and is the major cause of blindness in old age. AMD is progressive and irreversible. AIM To review the psychosocial effects of AMD. METHOD OVID data bases (MEDLINE, psycINFO and CINAHL) from 1966 to 2004 were reviewed. RESULTS AMD is associated with functional impairment, high rates of depression, anxiety and emotional distress and increased mortality… CONTINUE READING

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