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Prevalence and factors associated with depression among the elderly in rural areas of Kannur, North Kerala, India: a cross sectional study
International Journal of Community Medicine and Public Health
The proportion of elderly people aged 60 years and above is increasing in India alarmingly and they are at higher risk of developing neuropsychiatric problems if any associated comorbidities exist. The commonest neuropsychiatric problem is depression and if not diagnosed and treated early will lead to serious psychiatric illnesses, so this study was conducted to know the prevalence and factors associated with geriatric depression in rural Kannur. The aim was to determine the prevalence and thedoi:10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20162184 fatcat:bedljnyfjrfexpdl77z74c6io4