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Causal associations between depression symptoms and cognition in a community-based cohort of older adults

Bunce, David; Batterham, Philip; Christensen, Helen; Mackinnon, Andrew J.


OBJECTIVE To evaluate the temporal association between depression symptoms and cognitive function in older adults over a 4-year period. METHODS Using a longitudinal, cross-lagged, population-based design, we studied depression symptoms and cognitive domains (including processing speed, verbal fluency, face and word recognition, episodic memory, and simple and choice reaction time) in 896 community-dwelling adults aged 70-97 years. RESULTS Cross-lagged structural equation models suggested that...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014-12
Type: Journal article
Source: The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry
DOI: 10.1016/j.jagp.2014.01.004


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