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Depresión en pacientes con degeneración macular relacionada con la edad Depression in Patients with Age-Related Macular Degeneration

By Yamile Reveiz Narváez and Carlos Gómez-Restrepo

Abstract

Introducción: La degeneración macular relacionada con la edad es causa de discapacidad en los adultos mayores, ya que afecta de manera sustancial su calidad de vida e incrementa el riesgo de depresión. Métodos: Revisión narrativa acerca del tema. Resultados: Se discute el efecto de la depresión en pacientes mayores con discapacidad visual y se resumen las intervenciones existentes para detectar y disminuir en ellos la tasa de depresión.<br>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

Topics: Degeneración macular, depresión, discapacidad, prevención primaria, Macular degeneration, depression, disability, primary prevention, LCC:Psychiatry, LCC:RC435-571, LCC:Neurology. Diseases of the nervous system, LCC:RC346-429, LCC:Neurosciences. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry, LCC:RC321-571, LCC:Internal medicine, LCC:RC31-1245, LCC:Medicine, LCC:R, DOAJ:Psychiatry, DOAJ:Medicine (General), DOAJ:Health Sciences
Publisher: Asociacion Colombiana de Psiquiatria.
Year: 2012
OAI identifier: oai:doaj.org/article:27ec988c3c534f9c8bb047655cd7a12a
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