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Neuropsychological performance and dementia in depressed patients after 25 year follow-up: a controlled study

Broadaty, H; Luscombe, Georgina; Cramsie, J; Andrews, Gary; Peisah, Carmelle; Anstey, Kaarin


Background. Previous research has yielded conflicting evidence regarding the long-term cognitive outcome of depression. Some studies have found evidence for a higher incidence of subsequent cognitive impairment or dementia, while others have refuted this. Method. Depression, neuropsychological performance, functional ability and clinical variables were assessed in a sample of patients who had been hospitalized for depression 25 years previously. Results. Data were available on 71 depressed...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: Psychological Medicine
DOI: 10.1017/S0033291703008195


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