Journal article

Personality disorder in the elderly depressed.

RG Vine, AB Steingart

The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry | Published : 1994

Abstract

The objectives of this study were to examine the association of personality disorder with outcome of depression in older patients (age > or = 60) treated in a psychiatric day hospital for depression and to compare the clinical diagnosis of personality disorder at admission with the results of a semi-structured interview at follow-up. Sixty-four patients were followed up for a mean interval of 30 (13-49) months after admission to the psychiatric day hospital and the semi-structured interview, Social Support Scale, Life Events Inventory, Hamilton Depression Rating Scale and Mini-Mental State Examination administered by a psychiatrist blind to the details of the index admission. Forty-nine info..

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