Big Five personality and depression diagnosis, severity and age of onset in older adults.

  title={Big Five personality and depression diagnosis, severity and age of onset in older adults.},
  author={A M L Koorevaar and Hannie C. Comijs and Aline Dhondt and Harm van Marwijk and R C van der Mast and Paul Naarding and R C Richard Oude Voshaar and Max L. Stek},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  volume={151 1},
BACKGROUND Personality may play an important role in late-life depression. The aim of this study is to examine the association between the Big Five personality domains and the diagnosis, severity and age of onset of late-life depression. METHODS The NEO-Five Factor Inventory (NEO-FFI) was cross-sectionally used in 352 depressed and 125 non-depressed older adults participating in the Netherlands Study of Depression in Older Persons (NESDO). Depression diagnosis was determined by the Composite… CONTINUE READING
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