Risk factors for the onset of depression in middle age and later life

  title={Risk factors for the onset of depression in middle age and later life},
  author={Dr. J. J. Gallo and Donald R Royall and James C Anthony},
  journal={Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology},
Using prospectively gathered data to study first-time occurrence of major depression rather than its persistence, this inquiry tested whether the risk of major depression might be elevated among middle-aged and older adults who were not currently working for pay and among those with less than 12 years of schooling. Diagnostic interviews were administered 1 year apart to identify incident cases of major depression among 7,737 continuing participants of the Epidemiologic Catchment Area Program… CONTINUE READING


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