A.R. Adhilakshmi

Department of Community medicine, Government Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India


  • Research Article   
    A Prevalence of Depression and Their Risk Factors among the Elderly Population in the Slum Area of Chennais
    Author(s): Yamuna Devi Ravi*, B. Narmatha Devi, A.R. Adhilakshmi and P.Seenivasan

    Background: Aging is a natural process and old age is an incurable disease. India is turning into grey nation, with 8% of the elderly population aged above 60, which is likely to rise to 19% by the year 2050. Mental disorders were noted commonly in this age group and depression is the most common psychiatric disorder among them which go unnoticed. Prevalence of depression varies from 13%-25%. Only few studies are there which focuses on depression among elderly. Our study aims in finding the prevalence of depression in urban slum in Chennai and to find out the risk factors associated with it. Aim: • To find out the prevalence of depression among the elderly population in the slum area, Chennai. • To find the risk factors associated with the depression. Methodology: His is a cross sectional study done in 5 zones.. Read More»

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