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Psychosocial interventions with art, music, tai-chi and mindfulness for subsyndromal depression
and anxiety in older adults: a naturalistic study in Singapore.
It is interesting to note that Subsyndromal depression
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The clinical significance of subsyndromal depression
in older primary care patients.
For example, research shows that subsyndromal depression
is very common among children and adolescents.
lixergames for subsyndromal depression
in older adults: a pilot study of a novel intervention.
Outcomes of minor and subsyndromal depression
among elderly patients in primary care settings.
An estimated 5 million have subsyndromal depression
, symptoms that fall short of meeting the full diagnostic criteria for a disorder.
Although there is no consensus in the definition of SDS used in the literature, the results of this study are in line with published prevalence estimations for subsyndromal depression
. Bennazzi et al (4) found residual depressive symptoms in 44.9% of the evaluated patients with type II BD, and the Stanley Foundation Bipolar Network study found a prevalence of 38%, using the Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology Clinicians Rating (ICS-C) (15).
Even subsyndromal depression
has been associated with poor health outcomes and higher service utilization, and is a risk factor for developing major depression.
Among older adults with schizophrenia, the prevalence of depression (including mild or subsyndromal depression
) ranges from about 44% to 75%, but little is known about the prognosis for individuals with depression in this group, he said.