Socio-cultural Factors in Late Onset Depression

@inproceedings{Ramachandran1982SocioculturalFI,
  title={Socio-cultural Factors in Late Onset Depression},
  author={Venkataraman Ramachandran and M. Sarada Menon and S. Arunagiri},
  booktitle={Indian journal of psychiatry},
  year={1982}
}
An epidemiological survey of subjects aged over 50 in a sub urban area of India was carried out. 406 subjects aged over 50were examined by making house visits. 13 were diagnosed as suffering from organic psychoses, 3 from schioephrenia, 98 from depression and 28 from other functional disorder. Depression was the commonest diagnosis made. 24.1% of the subjects aged over 50 in the community were found to suffer from depression. Female sex, low social class, widowed state, unemployed condition… CONTINUE READING

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