Is vascular depression a distinct sub‐type of depressive disorder? A review of causal evidence

@article{Baldwin2005IsVD,
  title={Is vascular depression a distinct sub‐type of depressive disorder? A review of causal evidence},
  author={Robert C. Baldwin},
  journal={International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry},
  year={2005},
  volume={20}
}
  • R. Baldwin
  • Published 1 January 2005
  • Psychology
  • International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
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