Social Adaptive Functioning, Apathy, and Nondysphoric Depression among Nursing Home-Dwelling Very Old Adults

  title={Social Adaptive Functioning, Apathy, and Nondysphoric Depression among Nursing Home-Dwelling Very Old Adults},
  author={Obiora E. Onwuameze and Sergio Paradiso},
  pages={319 - 326}
Background: Apathetic and subsyndromal depressive conditions are common in the oldest old. This study examined whether nondysphoric depression (NDD), a clinical condition characterized by ideational and vegetative but no emotional symptoms of depression, belongs to the apathetic presentations of late-life depression. Rates of NDD, dysphoric depression (DD), apathy, and social functional impairment were examined in a sample of nondemented very old (mean age 87.5 years, SD = 7.7) nursing home… 
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