The prevalence and recognition of major depression among low-level aged care residents with and without cognitive impairment.

@article{Davison2007ThePA,
  title={The prevalence and recognition of major depression among low-level aged care residents with and without cognitive impairment.},
  author={Tanya E Davison and Marita P McCabe and David William Mellor and Chantal F Ski and Kuruvilla Ashish George and Kathleen A. Moore},
  journal={Aging & mental health},
  year={2007},
  volume={11 1},
  pages={
          82-8
        }
}
Previous research has demonstrated a high level of depression in nursing homes. The current study was designed to determine the prevalence of depression, using a structured diagnostic interview, among older people with and without mild-moderate cognitive impairment residing in low-level care facilities. The results demonstrated that, consistent with previous research in nursing homes, 16.9% of older people were diagnosed with major depressive disorder. Less than half of these cases had been… CONTINUE READING
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