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Revista Habanera de Ciencias Médicas

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SANCHEZ GIL, Ysis Yvonne et al. Depression and cognitive disorders. A study based in a population older than 65 years. Rev haban cienc méd [online]. 2009, vol.8, n.4. ISSN 1729-519X.

During the 10/66 Study " Prevalence and risk factors of Dementia Syndrome and Alzheimer's Disease" in the policlinic Ana Betancourt of Playa Municipality, Havana city; we conducted a study based in the population which included 307 persons older than 65 years, selected by intentional randomized sampling; with the aim to estimate the prevalence of cognitive disorders and depression. The DSM IV, NINCDS, and ADRDA criteria were applied by the diagnostic algorithm 10/66, having, as a result, a low prevalence of minimal cognitive deterioration and Major Depression and High prevalence of demential Syndrome.

Keywords : Prevalence; Dementia; Cognitive Disorders.

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