New test for depression in older Aboriginal people.

Winthrop Professor Osvaldo Almeida ( photo courtesy UWA Centre for Medical Research)The creators of a new culturally acceptable screening tool which helps diagnose depression in older aboriginal people believe that it will allow the start of new processes in diagnosing a range of other mental health issues.

University of Western Australia’s Winthrop Professor Osvaldo Almeida  says he expects the tool will be useful to medical professionals and others who are working  in remote areas.

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