The lifetime prevalence of depression and anxiety disorders in older adults has been estimated at 10.0% and 13.6% respectively in the National Comorbidity Survey Replication. Twelve month prevalence estimates were 2.6% for depression and 7.0% for anxiety disorders in this community based study. These disorders have a significant impact on older adults’ social, psychological and physical functioning.
Citation: Avay GM, Goetz E (2014) Late Life Depression and Anxiety in Four Types of Medicare Advantage Plans: Comorbidity with other Medical Diseases and Resource Utilization. J Depress Anxiety S1:002.