Risk factors for anxiety and depression in the elderly: a review.

  title={Risk factors for anxiety and depression in the elderly: a review.},
  author={Dagmar Vink and Marja J. Aartsen and Robert Anton Schoevers},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  volume={106 1-2},
BACKGROUND Although a number of studies have examined risk factors for anxiety and depression at a later age, there have been no systematic comparisons of risk profiles across studies. Knowledge on such risk profiles may further our understanding of both the etiology and early recognition of these highly prevalent disorders. This paper gives a comprehensive overview and compares risk factors associated with anxiety and depression in the elderly. METHODS The databases MEDLINE, PsycINFO and… CONTINUE READING
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