Association between depressive symptoms and age, sex, loneliness and treatment among older people in Sweden.

@article{Djukanovic2015AssociationBD,
  title={Association between depressive symptoms and age, sex, loneliness and treatment among older people in Sweden.},
  author={Ingrid Djukanovic and Kimmo Sorjonen and Ulla Peterson},
  journal={Aging & mental health},
  year={2015},
  volume={19 6},
  pages={560-8}
}
OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to examine the prevalence of and the association between depressive symptoms and loneliness in relation to age and sex among older people (65-80 years) and to investigate to what extent those who report depressive symptoms had visited a health care professional and/or used antidepressant medication. METHOD A cross-sectional study was conducted in a Swedish sample randomized from the total population in the age group 65-80 years (n = 6659). Chi square… CONTINUE READING

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