Depressive symptoms and mortality risk in a national sample: confounding effects of health status.

@article{EversonRose2004DepressiveSA,
  title={Depressive symptoms and mortality risk in a national sample: confounding effects of health status.},
  author={Susan A. Everson-Rose and James S. House and Richard P. Mero},
  journal={Psychosomatic medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={66 6},
  pages={823-30}
}
OBJECTIVE We examined the association between depressive symptoms and all-cause mortality in a population sample. Published findings on the relation between depressive symptoms and mortality risk point to an inconsistent association and one that is likely influenced by health status. Few studies have assessed this relation in randomly selected population samples. METHODS Participants were 3617 noninstitutionalized adults, age 25 years or older, from the Americans' Changing Lives Study, an… CONTINUE READING

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