Treating depression in disabled, low-income elderly: A conceptual model and recommendations for care

  • Areán P
  • Mackin S
  • Vargas-Dwyer E
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The treatment of depression in low-income older adults who live in poverty is complicated by several factors. Poor access to resources, disability, and mild cognitive impairment are the main factors that moderate treatment effects in this population. Interventions that not only address the depressive syndrome but also manage social adversity are sorely needed to help this patient population recover from depression.

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  • Case management
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Poverty

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  • Patricia A. Areán

  • Scott Mackin

  • Eleanor Vargas-Dwyer

  • Patrick Raue

  • Jo Anne Sirey

  • Dora Kanellopolos

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