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学科主题: 精神卫生
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Depression in Chinese elderly populations
作者: Lim, Lena L.1; Chang, Weining2; Yu, Xin3; Chiu, Helen4; Chong, Mian-Yoon5; Kua, Ee-Heok1
关键词: Asia ; Chinese ; depression ; elderly ; old age
刊名: ASIA-PACIFIC PSYCHIATRY
发表日期: 2011-06-01
DOI: 10.1111/j.1758-5872.2011.00119.x
卷: 3, 期:2, 页:46-53
收录类别: SCI ; SSCI
文章类型: Review
WOS标题词: Science & Technology
类目[WOS]: Psychiatry
研究领域[WOS]: Psychiatry
关键词[WOS]: HONG-KONG CHINESE ; OLDER-ADULTS ; FINANCIAL STRAIN ; SOCIAL SUPPORT ; LIFE EVENTS ; PREVALENCE ; DISORDERS ; COMMUNITY ; SYMPTOMS ; PEOPLE
英文摘要:

There is a scarcity of systematic reports on the prevalence of depression in Chinese elderly populations. The available reports used a variety of diagnostic and screening instruments to identify elderly depression. Furthermore, samples were drawn from different elderly populations. In spite of these difficulties, the reports are consistent in terms of the prevalence rates of severe depression which is lower than those reported in Western studies; though the prevalence rates of depressive symptoms approach those of most Western countries. However, the Chinese elderly showed a particular sensitivity to social factors either as vulnerability or protection factors for depression. There is a consistent social dimension in depressive complaints by Chinese elderly; hence the need to construct specific culturally sensitive instruments and to establish within ethnic group norms and diagnostic criteria for elderly depression. Current intervention efforts to prevent and ameliorate depression in the community-dwelling elderly will be discussed.

语种: 英语
WOS记录号: WOS:000290868500002
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URI标识: http://ir.bjmu.edu.cn/handle/400002259/55783
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作者单位: 1.Natl Univ Singapore, Dept Psychol Med, Yong Loo Lin Sch Med, Singapore 119228, Singapore
2.Nanyang Technol Univ, Div Psychol, Sch Humanities & Social Sci, Singapore, Singapore
3.Peking Univ, Inst Mental Hlth, Beijing 100871, Peoples R China
4.Chinese Univ Hong Kong, Fac Med, Dept Psychiat, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Peoples R China
5.Kaohsiung Med Univ, Dept Psychiat, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Recommended Citation:
Lim, Lena L.,Chang, Weining,Yu, Xin,et al. Depression in Chinese elderly populations[J]. ASIA-PACIFIC PSYCHIATRY,2011,3(2):46-53.
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