Sandra W Geerlings

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BACKGROUND Accurate assessment of the natural history of late-life depression requires frequent observation over time. In later life, depressive disorders fulfilling rigorous diagnostic criteria are relatively rare, while subthreshold disorders are common. The primary aim was to study the natural history of late-life depression, systematically comparing(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Some prospective studies show that depression is a risk factor for cognitive decline. So far, the explanation for the background of this association has remained unclear. The present study investigated 1) whether depression is etiologically linked to cognitive decline; 2) whether depression and cognitive decline may be the consequence of(More)
OBJECTIVE Better understanding of the relationship between pain and depression in older adults in the community is of particular importance considering the high prevalence of both conditions in these adults. In the present study, the longitudinal relationship between pain and depression in older adults was examined, thereby taking into account the role of(More)
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