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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


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]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
DOI: 10.1016/j.jagp.2014.01.004


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