ERIC Number: EJ311225
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1984
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Physicians' Recognition, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Mental Disorders in Elderly Medical Patients.
Waxman, Howard M.; Carner, Erwin A.
Gerontologist, v24 n6 p593-97 Dec 1984
Interviewed 140 elderly medical patients and found that the measured 22 percent prevalence of mental impairment was not reflected in the patients' utilization of mental health services or in their presenting complaints to their physicians. Subsequent interviews with their physicians revealed inadequate recognition, diagnosis, and treatment of these problems. (Author/JAC)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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