Distinction of early- and late-onset depression in the elderly by their lifetime symptomatology.

OBJECTIVE It has been proposed that early-onset depression (EOD) and late-onset depression (LOD) differ etiologically and phenomenologically. To validate the phenomenological distinction, the affective symptoms of elderly subjects with EOD and LOD were compared. METHODS Seventy-one patients with age-at-onset of depression below 60 years (EOD) and 67 age… CONTINUE READING