Depression in old age (75+), the PIKO study.

  title={Depression in old age (75+), the PIKO study.},
  author={Petronella J van't Veer-Tazelaar and Harm van Marwijk and Aaltje P. D. Jansen and Frank Rijmen and Piet J. Kostense and Patricia van Oppen and Hein P. J. van Hout and Wim A. B. Stalman and Aartjan T. F. Beekman},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  volume={106 3},
BACKGROUND Old people (75+) are underrepresented in studies on the prevalence of and risk factors for depression while the number of elderly people suffering from this mood disorder may be considerably higher than previously assumed. The role--if any--of age and gender in 'Geriatric Depression' is still unclear. METHODS In this community-based study, prevalence of depressive symptomatology and risk indicators were assessed in 2850 participants aged 75 years or more. A clinically relevant… CONTINUE READING