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Deriving prevalence estimates of depressive symptoms throughout middle and old age in those living in the community

Burns, Richard; Butterworth, Peter; Windsor, Timothy D.; Luszcz, Mary A.; Ross, Lesley A.; Anstey, Kaarin


BACKGROUND: There is considerable debate about the prevalence of depression in old age. Epidemiological surveys and clinical studies indicate mixed evidence for the association between depression and increasing age. We examined the prevalence of probable depression in the middle aged to the oldest old in a project designed specifically to investigate the aging process. METHODS: Community-living participants were drawn from several Australian longitudinal studies of aging that contributed to the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011-11-17
Type: Journal article
Source: International Psychogeriatrics 24.3 (2012): 503-511
DOI: 10.1017/S1041610211002109


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