Depression Explanation

Learn about depression - its causes, signs and treatments.  

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Impact of Osteoporosis on High-Cost Chronic Diseases

The authors sought to assess the impact of osteoporosis on health care costs for patients with chronic disease, specifically cardiovascular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, depress and diabetes mellitus in the US.  8 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

Prevalence and Comorbidity of Osteoporosis - A Cross-Sectional Analysis on 10,660 Adults Aged 50 Years and Older in Germany

This article describes a cross-sectional analysis based upon data collected from a national telephone survey.  Descriptive statistical analysis and multiple logistic regression was used to examine the association between osteoporosis and age, sex, other diseases and education defined by ISCED in participants aged 50 and older. 8 pages Last reviewed August 2018.

Cornell Scale for Depression in Dementia - Clinician Guide & eForm

This handout provides clinical practitioners and regulated health care staff with instructions and information on the usage of the Cornell Scale for Depression.

Cornell Scale for Depression - Explanation

This handout explains whythe Cornell Scale for Depression tool is used and how the scaledentifies levels of depression, particularly with frail elderly people and those who suffer from dementia.

Role of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Geriatric Care: A Mini Review

This publication gives a high level overview of findings regarding the efficacy of complimentary and alternative medicine for common geriatric conditions. 6 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

Does Depression Increase the Risk of Stroke in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis? A Population-Based Cohort Study

This article describes a nationwide, population-based cohort study in Taiwan investigating the relationship between depression and stroke in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). 7 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

Positive Affect, Depressive Symptoms, and Arthritis Pain of Elderly People Over Time

The authors investigated the dynamic change of arthritis pain and depressive symptoms over a four year period in a sample of older adults. 9 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

Anxiety and Depression in Patients With Osteoarthritis: Impact and Management Challenges

This systematic review investigates the impact of anxiety and depression on outcomes in patients with osteoarthritis and summarizes the unique challenges that these comorbidities bring. 11 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.