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Caring for an older spouse with a psychiatric illness

Murray, JM; Manela, MV; Shuttleworth, A; Livingston, GA; (1997) Caring for an older spouse with a psychiatric illness. Aging and Mental Health , 1 (3) pp. 256-260. 10.1080/13607869757155.

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Abstract

This is a descriptive study of the second stage of a community survey of older people, in which the prevalence of psychiatric illness among married individuals was significantly lower than among the currently unmarried (13.7% versus 25.6%, p < 0.00001). Couples in which one or both partners had dementia or depression were interviewed to determine psychiatric status, social difficulties and support. Caregiving spouses of those with either depression or dementia were both at high risk of mental illness: overall 50% were GHQ cases. The most frequently reported social difficulties concerned loneliness, social life, housing and finance. Both practical and psychosocial difficulties should be taken into account in planning interventions for this group.

Type: Article
Title: Caring for an older spouse with a psychiatric illness
DOI: 10.1080/13607869757155
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Division of Psychiatry
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10033265
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