Reliable data on the prevalence and incidence of the spectrum of mental disorders in older people are currently lacking for the EU. This has been attributed to a number of methodological factors (e.g. lack of appropriate diagnostic instruments). The objective of the proposed study is to:
Results will help to change healthcare in direct contact with people, and beyond this, they offer starting points for structural changes initiated on the level of health politics.
Dr Sylke Andreas
Department of Medical Psychology
EC contribution: EUR 2 997 684
Duration: 48 months
Starting date: 01/10/2008
Project web-site: http://www.mentdiselderly.eu/