Anxiety disorders, physical illnesses, and health care utilization in older male veterans with parkinson disease and comorbid depression

Salah U. Qureshi, Amber B. Amspoker, Jessica S. Calleo, Mark E. Kunik, Laura Marsh

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Abstract

This study examined the rates of anxiety and depressive disorders, physical illnesses, and health service use in male patients 55 years or older with a diagnosis of Parkinson disease who were seen at least twice at the 10 medical centers in the Veterans Affairs Healthcare Network of the South Central region of the United States. Of the 273 male patients diagnosed between October 1, 1997, and September 30, 2009, 62 (22.7%) had a depressive disorder. The overall prevalence of anxiety disorders was 12.8%; patients with comorbid depression had a 5-fold greater prevalence of anxiety disorders than those without depression (35.5% vs 6.2%, P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)233-239
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology
Volume25
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • health service use
  • Parkinson disease
  • veterans

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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