Outcome of the depressed elderly living in the community in Liverpool: a 5-year follow-up.

@article{Sharma1998OutcomeOT,
  title={Outcome of the depressed elderly living in the community in Liverpool: a 5-year follow-up.},
  author={V. K. Sharma and John Copeland and Michael Edward Dewey and Derek Lowe and Ingemar J A Davidson},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  year={1998},
  volume={28 6},
  pages={1329-37}
}
BACKGROUND Comparatively little is known about the long-term natural history of depressive disorders in the elderly living in the community. This is a follow-up of a subsample of the Continuing Health in the Community study random sample of the elderly population living in Liverpool. METHODS The investigators followed up 120 cases of depression identified by a semi-structured interview schedule (GMS) for a period of 5 years. A similar number of other subjects defined as subcases of depression… CONTINUE READING

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