Chronicity and relapse in geriatric depression.

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Recent advances in the methodology of longitudinal investigations have permitted the identification of predictors of chronicity and relapse of depression. However, findings from mixed-age populations may not be directly applicable to geriatric depression. The effects of medical illness, cognitive dysfunction, and neuroradiological abnormalities on the outcome of geriatric depression merit further evaluation. Late-onset depression requires special attention, since medical and neurological disorders may be particularly important factors in these cases.

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@article{Alexopoulos1989ChronicityAR, title={Chronicity and relapse in geriatric depression.}, author={George S. Alexopoulos and Roscoe C . Young and Robert C Abrams and Barnett S. Meyers and C A Shamoian}, journal={Biological psychiatry}, year={1989}, volume={26 6}, pages={551-64} }