Study of depression among geriatric population in Nepal.

  title={Study of depression among geriatric population in Nepal.},
  author={Jai Bahadur Khattri and Mahendra Kumar Nepal},
  journal={Nepal Medical College journal : NMCJ},
  volume={8 4},
Depression is one of the commonest psychiatric disorders among the elderly patients attending the outpatient department of the tertiary care hospital. The consequence of unrecognized and untreated depression in the elderly population may include excessive use of health care services, decreased treatment compliance and increased morbidity and mortality related to underlying medical illness and from suicide. The aim of the study is to estimate the prevalence of depression according to Geriatric… CONTINUE READING
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