To determine the prevalence rates of major depressive disorder and of depressive symptoms and their relationship to mortality in nursing homes, research psychiatrists examined 454 consecutive new admisions and followed them up longitudinally for 1 year.
Major depressive disorder occurred in 12.6% and 18.1% had depressive symptoms; the majority of cases were unrecognized by nursing home physicians and were untreated.
Mots-clés Pascal : Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Etat dépressif, Vieillard, Etablissement troisième âge, Mortalité, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Etude longitudinale, Maryland
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Human, United States, North America, America, Depression, Elderly, Homes for the aged, Mortality, Prevalence, Epidemiology, Follow up study, Maryland
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