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Stability and change in level of probable depression and depressive symptoms in a sample of middle and older-aged adults

Butterworth, Peter; Luszcz, Mary A; Burns, Richard; Anstey, Kaarin


Background: Findings from studies investigating depression in adults in late life are mixed due to a lack of large longitudinal studies with the power necessary to yield reliable estimates of stability or change. We examined the long-term stability of probable depression and depressive symptomology over a 13-year period in the Dynamic Analyses to Optimize Ageing (DYNOPTA) project. Methods: Community-living participants (N = 35,200) were aged 45-103 at baseline, predominantly female (79%),...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: International Psychogeriatrics
DOI: 10.1017/S1041610212001470


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