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Mental Disorders in Older Irish People: Incidence, Prevalence and Treatment

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Department of Health (Ireland)

Subject Keywords: Older people and mental wellbeing
Set: Mental Health
Catalogue: Research and Evaluation
Type: Report
Region: Republic of Ireland

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The National Council for the Elderly is an advisory body to the Minister for Health on all aspects of ageing and the welfare of the elderly. One of its terms of reference is to advise the Minister on measures to promote the health of the elderly. As one of its contributions towards the realisation of this objective the Council published a report in October 1996 entitled, Mental Disorders in Older Irish People: Incidence Prevalence and Treatment.

The report provides a profile of mental disorders in the older Irish population by bringing together in one publication the information which exists on the prevalence, incidence and treatment of mental disorders in older people. It will be a valuable source of information for planning and developing mental health services for older people.

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Department of Health (Ireland). (1996) Mental Disorders in Older Irish People: Incidence, Prevalence and Treatment [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: 23rd March 2017].


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