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Depression: the forgotten diagnosis among hospitalized adults.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10955269     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Depression, one of the most frequent of all medical disorders, is an illness that often concomitantly occurs with many other diseases in hospitalized adult patients. Sadly, overwhelming evidence suggests that comorbid depression is commonly misdiagnosed, undertreated, or not diagnosed at all when present in critically ill patients. While safe, modern, and cost-effective treatments are available for treating this disorder, comorbid depression remains a silent and unseen illness adversely affecting patient outcomes. With an understanding that this pernicious underlying illness frequently exists in hospitalized adults, nurses can identify the symptoms and patterns of comorbid depression, thereby being extremely effective in decreasing the morbidity and mortality that often accompanies this forgotten diagnosis.
J Kaye; J Morton; M Bowcutt; D Maupin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of neuroscience nursing : journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0888-0395     ISO Abbreviation:  J Neurosci Nurs     Publication Date:  2000 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-01-11     Completed Date:  2001-01-11     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8603596     Medline TA:  J Neurosci Nurs     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  7-16     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
University Hospital, Augusta, GA 30901-2629, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Depressive Disorder / diagnosis*,  nursing,  psychology
Nursing Diagnosis*
Sick Role

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