Revealing hidden depression in older people: a qualitative study within a randomised controlled trial

@inproceedings{Overend2015RevealingHD,
  title={Revealing hidden depression in older people: a qualitative study within a randomised controlled trial},
  author={Karen Overend and Katharine Bosanquet and Della Bailey and Deborah Foster and Samantha Gascoyne and Helen J Lewis and Sarah Nutbrown and Rebecca Woodhouse and Simon M. Gilbody and Carolyn Anne Chew-Graham},
  booktitle={BMC family practice},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND The prevalence of depressive symptoms in older people may be as high as 20 %. Depression in older people is associated with loss, loneliness and physical co-morbidities; it is known to be under-diagnosed and under-treated. Older people may find it difficult to speak to their GPs about low mood, and GPs may avoid identifying depression due to limited consultation time and referral options for older patients. METHODS A nested qualitative study in a randomised controlled trial for… CONTINUE READING
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