Risk factors for depression in older adults in Beijing.

  title={Risk factors for depression in older adults in Beijing.},
  author={Ning Li and Lihua Pang and Gong Chen and Xinming Song and Jun Zhang and Xiaoying Zheng},
  journal={Canadian journal of psychiatry. Revue canadienne de psychiatrie},
  volume={56 8},
OBJECTIVE Depression is a common mental disorder in older adults. We examined the prevalence and risk factors for depression in older adults in the Beijing area. METHOD We used data from a cross-sectional survey conducted in July 2006 in Beijing. As part of the national survey for older Chinese adults, 2002 older adults were interviewed. The 15-item Geriatric Depression Scale was used to assess depression. Demographics as well as other personal information were also collected. RESULTS Among… CONTINUE READING

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