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Association of hypotension with positive and negative effect and depressive symptoms in the elderly

Jorm, Anthony F


Background: Previous research associating hypotension with depression has produced inconsistent results. A possible reasons is that depressive symptom scales reflect both high negative affect and low positive affect. Aims: To examine the association of hypotension with depressive symptoms, negative affect and positive affect. Method: Community survey of 340 elderly persons aged 77-99 years. Results: Diastolic hypotension had a weak association with depression, no association with negative...[Show more]

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Date published: 2001
Type: Journal article
Source: British Journal of Psychiatry
DOI: 10.1192/bjp.178.6.553


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