Late-life depression and mortality: influence of gender and antidepressant use.

@article{Ryan2008LatelifeDA,
  title={Late-life depression and mortality: influence of gender and antidepressant use.},
  author={Joanne Ryan and Isabelle Carri{\`e}re and Karen Ritchie and Robert Stewart and Gwladys Toulemonde and Jean-François Dartigues and Christophe Tzourio and M-L. Ancelin},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={2008},
  volume={192 1},
  pages={
          12-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND Depression may increase the risk of mortality among certain subgroups of older people, but the part played by antidepressants in this association has not been thoroughly explored. AIMS To identify the characteristics of older populations who are most at risk of dying, as a function of depressive symptoms, gender and antidepressant use. METHOD Adjusted Cox proportional hazards models were used to determine the association between depression and/or antidepressant use and 4-year… CONTINUE READING

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