Incidence of late-life depression: a systematic review.

  title={Incidence of late-life depression: a systematic review.},
  author={Dorothea B{\"u}chtemann and Melanie Luppa and Anke Bramesfeld and Steffi G Riedel-Heller},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  volume={142 1-3},
BACKGROUND In the past years, many studies have examined the prevalence of late-life depression. However, incidence studies, especially those including the oldest age groups, remained rare. The objective of this article is therefore to provide a systematic review on incidence of depressive disorders in latest life. METHODS A systematic search of the literature published between 1985 and 2011 was conducted using MEDLINE, Web of Science, PsycInfo and Cochrane databases. Inclusion criteria were… CONTINUE READING