Geriatric depression scale can be used in older people in primary care

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7117.1236 (Published 08 November 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:1236
  1. Cornelius L E Katona, Professor of psychiatry of the elderlya,
  2. Philippa M Katona, Principal in general practiceb
  1. a Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, University College London Medical School, London W1N 8AA
  2. b Lower Clapton Health Centre, London E5 0PD

    Editor—In their review of common mental health problems in primary care, Craig and Boardman make no mention of the problems of detecting and managing such problems in older people.1 Considerable evidence from community and primary care based studies, including our own, shows that depression …

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