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The role of labelling processes in the assessment of geriatric depression
Author(s)Carl I Cohen, Mabel Crosby, David Zeman
Journal titleInternational Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, vol 3, no 3, July-Sept 1988
Pagespp 209-217
KeywordsDepression ; Evaluation ; United States of America.
AnnotationInformed by a labelling theory perspective, the authors examine the difficulties in diagnosing depression in elderly persons. Two popular diagnostic tools, the DSM-III and depression scales, are used to illustrate the value judgements, theoretical biases, and insensitivity to geriatric norms that underlie the diagnostic decisions. The implications of these problems are discussed. (KJ).
Accession NumberCPA-930809162
ClassmarkENR: 4C: 7T

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