Unrecognized depression in community-dwelling elderly persons in Istanbul

Kulaksizoglu I. , Gurvit H. , Polat A., Harmanci H., Cakir S., Hanagasi H. A. , et al.

INTERNATIONAL PSYCHOGERIATRICS, cilt.17, ss.303-312, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 17 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2005
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1017/s1041610204000845
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.303-312


Objective: Depression, one of the most prevalent psychiatric disorders, causes disability and reduces quality of life. Rates of clinical depression in community samples of older adults range between 1-16 %. Most studies of old age depression have been conducted in developed countries. The present study was conducted to determine the prevalence of depressive disorders among Turkish elderly in an urban community.