The prevalence and outcome of depression and dementia in Botany's elderly population.

@article{Snowdon2001ThePA,
  title={The prevalence and outcome of depression and dementia in Botany's elderly population.},
  author={John Snowdon and Fishers Lane},
  journal={International journal of geriatric psychiatry},
  year={2001},
  volume={16 3},
  pages={293-9}
}
BACKGROUND Large epidemiological studies of adult populations have reported depression to be less prevalent in old age than among younger adults, whereas studies limited to older persons have reported rates that vary considerably, some showing high rates of depression. There was, therefore, reason to check data from a study that reported high rates, and to review evidence in relation to diagnosis and outcome. METHOD Re-examination of data from a 1985 survey of elderly people living at home (n… CONTINUE READING