Prior depression history and deterioration of physical health in community-dwelling older adults--a prospective cohort study.

TitlePrior depression history and deterioration of physical health in community-dwelling older adults--a prospective cohort study.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsCho, HJ, Lavretsky H, Olmstead R, Levin M, Oxman MN, Irwin MR
JournalThe American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry
Volume18
Issue5
Pagination442-51
Date Published2010 May
ISSN1545-7214
KeywordsAged, Aged, 80 and over, Chronic Disease, Data Collection, Depression, Geriatric Assessment, Health Status, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Prospective Studies, Risk Factors
Abstract

Depression worsens outcomes of physical illness. However, it is unknown whether this negative effect persists after depressive symptoms remit in older adults. This study examined whether prior depression history predicts deterioration of physical health in community-dwelling older adults.

DOI10.1002/gps.3790
Alternate JournalAm J Geriatr Psychiatry