Older people 'denied help'.
OLDER people with depression are being denied help because of their age, according to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. a report out today.
People seeking help are often fobbed off, misdiagnosed or given inappropriate inappropriate Medtalk adjective A diagnostic or therapeutic procedure proven to be unnecessary for the efficient management of a particular Pt. See Appropriateness, Canadian plan, Practice guidelines Neurology adjective Referring to a response or behavior treatment, it found. Doctors may issue prescriptions for drugs like Prozac Prozac, trade name for fluoxetine hydrochloride. See antidepressant.
First of the class of antidepressant drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), generic name fluoxetine hydrochloride. when counselling would offer more benefit. And the numbers given psychological help are far lower than in the general population.
The study, from Age Concern, said more than two million people over 65 in England England, the largest and most populous portion of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (1991 pop. 46,382,050), 50,334 sq mi (130,365 sq km). It is bounded by Wales and the Irish Sea on the west and Scotland on the north. have symptoms of depression, but the vast majority are denied help.