Three-year prognosis of depression in the community-dwelling elderly

  • Republic of Ireland

1st December 2000, The British Journal of Psychiatry

Background Depression is the most common mental disorder inthe community-dwelling elderly.

Aims To determine the three-year prognosis of depression ina cohort of 127 community-dwelling elderly subjects and identifyfactors relevant to outcome.

Method The subjects, diagnosed depressed at year 0 using the GMS—AGECAT package, were followed up three years later.A number of factors were investigated for an association withrecovery from, or persistence of, depression