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A support group for the depressed elderly
Author(s)Yong-Lock Ong, Frances Martineau, Christa Lloyd
Journal titleInternational Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, vol 2, no 2, April-June 1987
Pagespp 119-123
KeywordsDepression ; Therapy.
AnnotationThe setting up a support group for depressed elderly patients on discharge from hospital reduced the re-referral and readmission rate for these patients as compared with a control group not offered this therapeutic intervention. Further studies are required to substantiate this finding. However, there are many apparent clinical advantages of running such a group and this therefore should be considered as a practical form of intervention with the depressed elderly. (KJ).
Accession NumberCPA-930823025
ClassmarkENR: LO

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