Elderly In Long-term Care Setting Suffer Depression More Than Those Cared For At Home

Thursday, May 8, 2008 - 19:21 in Health & Medicine

Elderly in a long-term care setting are more likely to be prescribed antidepressants and to self-report depression compared to those in a home-health care setting, according to a study. The study of 272 elders, with an average age of 81, examined how often patients reported feeling depressed and were prescribed antidepressants at both a long-term care facility and through a home-care agency in west-central Indiana.

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