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Gender differences in the trajectories of late-life depressive symptomology and probable depression in the years prior to death

Burns, Richard; Luszcz, Mary A.; Kiely, Kim M.; Butterworth, Peter; Browning, Colette; Mitchell, Paul; Anstey, Kaarin

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BACKGROUND: Gender differences in depression are well established. Whether these differences persist into late life and in the years preceding death is less clear. There is a suggestion that there is no increased likelihood of depression in late life, but that there is an increase in depressive symptomology, particularly with proximity to death. We compared trajectories of probable depression and depressive symptomology between men and women over age and distance-to-death metrics to determine...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013-07-09
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/10881
Source: International Psychogeriatrics 25.11 (2013): 1765–1773
DOI: 10.1017/S1041610213001099

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