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Is Depression Becoming More Common Among Elderly People?

Background: Little is known about common mental disorders, except dementia and depression, in elderly people. Objective: To estimate prevalence rates of mental disorders in different European and associated countries by using interviews adapted to measure the cognitive needs of elderly people. Design: Cross-sectional study. Participants: 3142 participants aged 65 to 84 years living in the catchment areas of selected countries. Methods: The MentDis_ICF65+ study, a multicenter survey more...
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