Depression Among the Rural Elderly, 1989

(1989) Depression Among the Rural Elderly, 1989. Human Services, Department of (Health and Human Services, Department of)


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It is clear that the elderly, like other age segments of the population, experience mental health problems. Studies have estimated that 15 to 22 percent of the community-based elderly experience depressed moods and from 10 to 15 percent have depression that should be clinically treated (Gurland et al., 1980; Blazer and Williams, 1980; Gurland and Cross, 1982). Both elderly men and women experience these problems. Women tend to report more symptoms of depression in middle-age and early old age, but more old-old men have clinically diagnosed depression (Gurland et al., 1980).

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Aging, Aging in Iowa, Rural Elderly, Depression
Subjects: Health and medicine > Healthcare > Mental health
Social issues and programs
Social issues and programs > Aging
State government
ID Code: 45776
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 12 Sep 2023 16:58
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2023 16:58