Gender differences in the relationship between depression and cardiac autonomic function among community elderly.

@article{Chen2010GenderDI,
  title={Gender differences in the relationship between depression and cardiac autonomic function among community elderly.},
  author={Hsi-Chung Chen and Cheryl C. H. Yang and Terry Kuo and Tung-Ping Su and Pesus Chou},
  journal={International journal of geriatric psychiatry},
  year={2010},
  volume={25 3},
  pages={314-22}
}
OBJECTIVE The mechanism underlying the differential effect of depression on morbidity and mortality in men and women remains unknown. This survey was designed to examine gender effects on the relationship between depressive symptoms and cardiac autonomic function among community dwelling elderly. METHODS Six hundred and six randomly selected community-dwelling elderly men and women > or = 65 years of age were enrolled. Depressive symptoms were assessed with the Hospital Anxiety and Depression… CONTINUE READING