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The characteristics of depression in the elderly


Mrduljaš Đujić, Nataša; Džopalić Cvjetanović, Nada; Dvornik Radica, Ana; Vrdoljak, Davorka
The characteristics of depression in the elderly // Acta medica Croatica, 61 (2007), 1; 33-38 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)


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Naslov
The characteristics of depression in the elderly

Autori
Mrduljaš Đujić, Nataša ; Džopalić Cvjetanović, Nada ; Dvornik Radica, Ana ; Vrdoljak, Davorka

Izvornik
Acta medica Croatica (1330-0164) 61 (2007), 1; 33-38

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
depression ; elderly ; GP

Sažetak
Depression is a patologic condition found in all age groups, including the elderly. It is not a normal part of aging. Because of the various symptoms and signs and gradual course of depression, it is very often unrecognized. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Study group included 223 patients aged over 65, who visited their family doctor at Postira and Milna clinics, island of Brac, in period from December 1, 2003 till March 1, 2004. Study subjects filled out three questionnaires: personal data, geriatric depression scale, and a short questionnaire about pain, designed by the Croatian Society for Pain Control. RESULTS: According to the score on the geriatric depression scale, 15% of patients had symptoms of severe depression and 34% of mild depression. Both sexes were equally represented. In those with depression, anxiety, irritability and nervousness were markedly expressed as compared with those without depression. In patients with ICV, the symptoms of depression were considerably more pronounced than in healthy population. The experience of pain was much more intense in depressive subjects. Painkillers were much more effective in the group of nondepressed subjects. In the depressed group, insomnia, insecurity and disturbing thoughts about future disease were more intense. Interpersonal relationships were disturbed, and the quality of life impaired due to the pain. CONCLUSION: Primary care physician is mostly the doctor of first contact for the elderly. Therefore, it is very important that general practitioners know how to recognize depressive symptoms.

Izvorni jezik
Hrvatski, engleski

Znanstvena područja
Javno zdravstvo i zdravstvena zaštita



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Ustanove:
Medicinski fakultet, Split

Citiraj ovu publikaciju

Mrduljaš Đujić, Nataša; Džopalić Cvjetanović, Nada; Dvornik Radica, Ana; Vrdoljak, Davorka
The characteristics of depression in the elderly // Acta medica Croatica, 61 (2007), 1; 33-38 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)
Mrduljaš Đujić, N., Džopalić Cvjetanović, N., Dvornik Radica, A. & Vrdoljak, D. (2007) The characteristics of depression in the elderly. Acta medica Croatica, 61 (1), 33-38.
@article{article, year = {2007}, pages = {33-38}, keywords = {depression, elderly, GP}, journal = {Acta medica Croatica}, volume = {61}, number = {1}, issn = {1330-0164}, title = {The characteristics of depression in the elderly}, keyword = {depression, elderly, GP} }
@article{article, year = {2007}, pages = {33-38}, keywords = {depression, elderly, GP}, journal = {Acta medica Croatica}, volume = {61}, number = {1}, issn = {1330-0164}, title = {The characteristics of depression in the elderly}, keyword = {depression, elderly, GP} }

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