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[Prevalence and treatment of depressive syndromes in homes for the aged. Survey of a rural catchment area].
Psychiatr Prax. 1998 Jul; 25(4):183-5.PP

Abstract

PURPOSE

The investigation aimed at assessing the prevalence of depression among residents in a nursing home.

METHODS

In a rural area of Germany a representative sample was examined by means of the "Brief Assessment Interview" (BAI).

RESULTS

17% had a depressive disorder without dementia, 9% had a mild dementia syndrome and a depressive disorder; a total of 47% suffered from symptoms of dementia without depression. Most of the patients were treated by general practitioners or internists. 11% of the patients with depression were treated with antidepressants, 19% with neuroleptics, 17% with minor tranquillizers, and 17% with hypnotics. Only 20% of the depressive patients had ever been examined by a psychiatrist, 4% underwent an actual psychiatric therapy.

CONCLUSION

Elderly patients with depressive disorders living in nursing homes need a more specific psychiatric treatment.

Authors+Show Affiliations

St. Rochus-Hospital Telgte.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

ger

PubMed ID

9738246

Citation

Mönking, H S., and W P. Hornung. "[Prevalence and Treatment of Depressive Syndromes in Homes for the Aged. Survey of a Rural Catchment Area]." Psychiatrische Praxis, vol. 25, no. 4, 1998, pp. 183-5.
Mönking HS, Hornung WP. [Prevalence and treatment of depressive syndromes in homes for the aged. Survey of a rural catchment area]. Psychiatr Prax. 1998;25(4):183-5.
Mönking, H. S., & Hornung, W. P. (1998). [Prevalence and treatment of depressive syndromes in homes for the aged. Survey of a rural catchment area]. Psychiatrische Praxis, 25(4), 183-5.
Mönking HS, Hornung WP. [Prevalence and Treatment of Depressive Syndromes in Homes for the Aged. Survey of a Rural Catchment Area]. Psychiatr Prax. 1998;25(4):183-5. PubMed PMID: 9738246.
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