Depression in carers of elderly people living at home

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7053.364 (Published 10 August 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:364
  1. G Livingston,
  2. C Katona
  1. Senior lecturer in psychiatry Professor of psychiatry of the elderly University College London Medical School, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, London W1N SAA

    EDITOR,—We wish to respond to the letters1 generated by our paper on psychiatric morbidity in carers.2 R H Bird raises the interesting suggestion that carers of older people may be at risk of drinking excessively. Possibly because we do not work in a substance misuse service, our clinical …

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