A comparison of early-onset and late-onset depressive illness in the elderly.

@article{Burvill1989ACO,
  title={A comparison of early-onset and late-onset depressive illness in the elderly.},
  author={P. W. Burvill and Wayne Hall and Hans G Stampfer and J P Emmerson},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={1989},
  volume={155},
  pages={
          673-9
        }
}
Elderly patients with early-onset and late-onset depressive illness presenting to psychiatrists for treatment were compared for social, demographic, and clinical measures. For most factors measured no statistically significant differences were found. In the early-onset cases, patients were significantly more severely depressed. There was some evidence for… CONTINUE READING