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BACKGROUND:Depression has a substantial negative impact on quality of life. Underdiagnosis and undertreatment of depression are major problems in nursing home residents.OBJECTIVES:This study sought to determine the prevalence of depression among older adults in nursing homes in rural Iowa using...
Pediatric primary care offers an opportunity to not only identify children and adolescents with psychosocial problems but also assess and treat their mental health issues. In this article, a program in which primary care clinicians and mental health professionals partner to provide mental health...
BACKGROUND. Social adjustment is often a problem for patients with both bipolar disorder and major depression, particularly after hospital discharge, often contributing to relapse. Bandura (1982) described self-efficacy as addressing the interaction of cognitive, behavioral, and social...
BACKGROUND:The overall suicide rate increases both with age and illness. Older hospitalized persons may be most at risk for silent suicide.OBJECTIVE:This study sought to determine whether nurses noted the signs of silent suicide in the medical records of elderly depressed hospitalized...
BACKGROUND. Behavioral problems exhibited by persons with Alzheimer’s disease are distressing for caregivers and are associated with a number of negative outcomes, including increased risk of long-term care placement. Studies of cholinesterase inhibitor therapy for up to 1 year document modest...
Palliative and end-of-life care have become topics of considerable interest over the past decade. However, caring for the seriously mentally ill dying population is an area within the palliative care field that is consistently overlooked. This article explores the limited literature regarding...
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