Major depression in elderly home health care patients Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Depressive Disorder
  • Health Services for the Aged
  • Home Care Services

abstract

  • Geriatric major depression is twice as common in patients receiving home care as in those receiving primary care. Most depressions in patients receiving home care are untreated. The poor medical and functional status of these patients and the complex organizational structure of home health care pose a challenge for determining safe and effective strategies for treating depressed elderly home care patients.

publication date

  • August 12, 2002

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1176/appi.ajp.159.8.1367

PubMed ID

  • 12153830

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1367

end page

  • 74

volume

  • 159

number

  • 8