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Four simple methods for assessing mood disorders were examined in a cohort of stroke patients: the Beck Depression Inventory; a visual analogue mood scale; a nurses' depression rating; and a carers' depression rating. None of the measures was entirely satisfactory, either because of inaccuracy when compared to a standardized psychiatric interview, or because of low response rates. A review of their case records showed that the patients' general practitioners were aware of nearly all those with severe persistent mood disorders. The implications of these findings for clinical practice are discussed. ©1989 British Geriatrics Society.

Original publication

DOI

10.1093/ageing/18.6.371

Type

Journal article

Journal

Age and Ageing

Publication Date

01/11/1989

Volume

18

Pages

371 - 379