Incidence and Prevalence of Depression in Nursing Homes

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Essay #: 056738
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Incidence and Prevalence of Depression in Nursing Homes
Certain facts about the incidence and prevalence of depression are generally consistent in all the literature although there are discrepancies. For example, it is known from research and especially from the National Population Health Survey that the prevalence of depression among women is twice that which is observed among men. Also, depression is a chronic illness since one episode predicts a future recurrence (Beaudet, 1999). Depression does not simply occur but interacts with factors related to socioeconomic status, personal characteristics and physical health as well as health practices, social resources and psychological wellbeing (Beaudet; Patten, 2001). One of the most...
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