Racial differences in antidepressant use among older home health care patients Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • African Americans
  • Antidepressive Agents
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Drug Therapy
  • European Continental Ancestry Group
  • Home Care Services

abstract

  • Older blacks were less likely than older whites to receive antidepressants, independent of a depression diagnosis. This finding suggests that older blacks with depression in home health care may face two disparities relative to whites: underdiagnosis and undertreatment of depression.

publication date

  • August 2012

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC4537070

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1176/appi.ps.201100233

PubMed ID

  • 22854728

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 827

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 63

number

  • 8