The aetiology of depression in the carers of dementia sufferers.
OBJECTIVE: To examine the associations of depression in the carers of dementia sufferers, diagnosed on the basis of a semistructured interview. DESIGN: Case control study. SETTING: Referrals to clinical services. SUBJECTS: The informal carers of 109 dementia sufferers, 32 with depression and 77 without. MEASURES: Carers were interviewed using the Geriatric Mental State Schedule. The diagnosis of depression was made according to Research Diagnostic Criteria. Instruments used to assess associat...Expand abstract
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