Does age make a difference in the effects of physical health and social support on the outcome of a major depressive episode?

@article{Hughes1993DoesAM,
  title={Does age make a difference in the effects of physical health and social support on the outcome of a major depressive episode?},
  author={Dana C. Hughes and D A DeMallie and Dan German Blazer},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={1993},
  volume={150 5},
  pages={728-33}
}
OBJECTIVE The authors examined the effects of physical health and social support on 6-month outcome of a major depressive episode in 67 patients who were less than 60 years old and 46 patients who were 60 years old or older. They hypothesized that despite their higher rate of troublesome health problems, older patients would have fewer depressive symptoms at follow-up than would younger patients. METHOD The Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D Scale) and a modified version… CONTINUE READING

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