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Rev Colomb Psiquiatr. 2012 Sep;41(3):620-6. doi: 10.1016/S0034-7450(14)60033-0. Epub 2014 May 10.

[Depression in Patients with Age-Related Macular Degeneration].

[Article in Spanish]

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1
Médica Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, asistente de investigación del Departamento de Epidemiología Clínica y Bioestadística, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia.
2
Médico psiquiatra, psicoanalista, epidemiólogo clínico, profesor titular del Departamento de Psiquiatría y Salud Mental, y director del Departamento de Epidemiología Clínica y Bioestadística, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia. Electronic address: cgomez@javeriana.edu.co.

Abstract

Age-related macular degeneration is a cause for disability in the elderly since it greatly affects their quality of life and increases depression likelihood. This article discusses the negative effect depression has on patients with age-related macular degeneration and summarizes the interventions available for decreasing their depression index.

KEYWORDS:

Degeneración macular; Macular degeneration; depresión; depression; disability; discapacidad; prevención primaria; primary prevention

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