Elder Depression Linked to Disease

TitleElder Depression Linked to Disease
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1999
MagazineParent Care Advisor
Pagination1, 8
Date Published1999
KeywordsDemographics, Disabilities, Health Conditions and Status, Net Worth and Assets

This article describes the findings of a University of Michigan study (based on AHEAD data) that examined the "complex" relationship among depression, disease, and disability. Data from the first two waves of the AHEAD study was used to evaluate the link between disease and depressive symptoms. Results showed that older people who smoked or had multiple symptoms of depression were much more likely to develope a new disease within two years than those without these symptoms.

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Short TitleElder Depression Linked to Disease
Citation Key8425