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Depressive Symptoms Among Healthy Older Adults

Key clinical point: There is a high burden of the condition and factors associated with depressive symptoms in older adults.

Major finding: Overall prevalence rates of depressive symptoms were 9.8% and 5.0% among older community-dwelling adults living in Australia. The US. Depressive symptoms were more common in women.

Study details: Depressive symptoms were measured in a total of 19,114 healthy individuals aged ≥65 years enrolled from a primary prevention clinical trial.


Mohebbi M, et al. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2019 Apr 16. doi: 10.1002/gps.5119.