Cross-cultural comparison of depressive symptoms in Europe does not support stereotypes of ageing.

@article{Copeland1999CrossculturalCO,
  title={Cross-cultural comparison of depressive symptoms in Europe does not support stereotypes of ageing.},
  author={John Copeland and A. T. F. Beekman and Michael Edward Dewey and Abbie Jordan and Brian A Lawlor and Michael Linden and Antonio Lobo and Halgrimur Magnusson and Anthony H. Mann and M Fichter and Martin J Prince and Pedro Saz and Cesare Turrina and Kenneth C M Wilson},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={1999},
  volume={174},
  pages={
          322-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND Stereotypes of older people suggest that they are depressed. AIMS To examine depression symptoms among people aged > or = 65 in the general population and to ask the following questions. Are there high proportions of depressive symptoms among otherwise well people? Do these levels reflect the prevalence of depression? Do key symptoms vary with… CONTINUE READING