Depression in elderly life sentence prisoners.

  title={Depression in elderly life sentence prisoners.},
  author={Nicholas Murdoch and Paul Henry Morris and Clive Holmes},
  journal={International journal of geriatric psychiatry},
  volume={23 9},
BACKGROUND The life sentence population is growing older and increasing in number. Despite the potential negative physical and social environment in prisons little is known about the prevalence or aetiology of depression in elderly 'lifers'. AIMS To determine the prevalence and associated risk factors of depression in elderly life sentence prisoners. METHOD One hundred and twenty-one elderly life/indeterminate sentence prisoners from two category B prisons in the United Kingdom were… CONTINUE READING

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