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The aetiology of depression in the carers of dementia sufferers.

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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...

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Journal:
Journal of affective disorders
Volume:
35
Issue:
1-2
Pages:
59-63
Publication date:
1995-10-05
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EISSN:
1573-2517
ISSN:
0165-0327
URN:
uuid:7ae21be8-9864-4f39-a3e5-36cc17a6a717
Source identifiers:
35895
Local pid:
pubs:35895

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