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  1. Treating depressed older adults in primary care : narrowing the gap between efficacy and effectiveness.

    Article - En anglais

    There is a gap between the efficacy of treatments for late-life depression under research conditions and the effectiveness of treatments as they occur in the « real world » of primary care.

    Considerable evidence supports the efficacy of treatments for late-life depression, but many depressed older adults are not recognized or do not receive effective treatment for depression in primary care.

    Older adults face a range of special treatment barriers :

    • knowledge deficits ;

    • losses and social isolation ;

    • multiple medical problems ;

    • and lack of financial resources.

    More research is needed to understand these barriers and to study the effectiveness of multifaceted, population-based disease management interventions for late-life depression in primary care.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Etat dépressif, Traitement, Personne âgée, Efficacité, Evaluation, Santé mentale, Epidémiologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Depression, Treatment, Elderly, Efficiency, Evaluation, Mental health, Epidemiology

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    ENSP - Ecole nationale de la santé publique (devenue EHESP)

    Cote : 99 V

    Code Inist : 002B30A11. Création : 18/05/2000.