Depression in a Latino immigrant medical population: an exploratory screening and diagnosis

Am J Orthopsychiatry. 1991 Apr;61(2):298-302. doi: 10.1037/h0079242.

Abstract

Interviews with 48 Latino medical outpatients assessed depression via a brief self-report screening measure and a structured diagnostic interview. Twenty-eight percent of the sample received a DSM-III-R diagnosis of major depression. Validity information is provided for the screening measure, which can be used with Latino medical patients, a traditionally high-risk group for depressive disorders.

MeSH terms

  • Acculturation*
  • Adjustment Disorders / diagnosis
  • Adjustment Disorders / prevention & control
  • Adjustment Disorders / psychology
  • Adult
  • Depression / diagnosis
  • Depression / prevention & control
  • Depression / psychology
  • Depressive Disorder / diagnosis*
  • Depressive Disorder / prevention & control
  • Depressive Disorder / psychology
  • Emigration and Immigration*
  • Female
  • Hispanic Americans / psychology*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Psychiatric Status Rating Scales / statistics & numerical data
  • Psychometrics
  • Sick Role*