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Potential for Community Programs to Prevent Depression in Older People

Bird, Michael; Parslow, Ruth


Depression is one of the most common mental health disorders in older people. Sequelae include unnecessary suffering, excess physical and social disability, exacerbation of co-existing illness, earlier death, and overuse of services. There are currently no reported public health approaches to prevent late-life depression. Five risk factors appear susceptible to community-level prevention programs: recurrent depression, commonly undertreated precipitants, vascular disease, functional...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
Source: Medical Journal of Australia


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