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Publication Name World Journal of Psychiatry
Manuscript ID 52649
Country/Territory Norway
Category Psychiatry
Manuscript Type Observational Study
Article Title Visual impairment and depression: Age-specific prevalence, associations with vision loss, and relation to life satisfaction
Manuscript Source Unsolicited Manuscript
All Author List Audun Brunes and Trond Heir
Funding Agency and Grant Number
Funding Agency Grant Number
European Commission, Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations ECHO/SUB/2015/718665/PREP17
Norwegian Association of the Blind and Partially Sighted S23/2017
Norwegian Association of the Blind and Partially Sighted S20/2018
Norwegian Association of the Blind and Partially Sighted S12/2019
Corresponding author Audun Brunes, PhD, Research Scientist, Section for Trauma, Catastrophes and Forced Migration - Adults and Elderly, Norwegian Centre for Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies, PB 181 Nydalen, Oslo NO-0409, Norway. audun.brunes@nkvts.no
Keywords Blindness; Depression; Life satisfaction; Major depression; Vision loss; Visual impairment
Core Tip Depression in people with visual impairment (VI) goes often unrecognized and untreated, yet knowledge about its occurrence can help to inform the design of mental health services targeting the specific population. The study’s findings of a high rate of depressive disorders in adults with VI, particularly among young and middle-aged adults, should in part be interpreted in the light of the extensive stigma, discrimination, isolation, and loneliness that they experience. For depressed adults with VI, the consequences may be severe in terms of a lower quality of life.
Citation Brunes A, Heir T. Visual impairment and depression: Age-specific prevalence, associations with vision loss, and relation to life satisfaction. World J Psychiatr 2020; In press
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ISSN 2220-3206 (online)
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