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Depression, cerebral atrophy, cognitive performance and incidence of dementia. Population study of 85-year-olds.

Authors
  • Pálsson, S
  • Aevarsson, O
  • Skoog, I
Type
Published Article
Journal
The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science
Publication Date
Mar 01, 1999
Volume
174
Pages
249–253
Identifiers
PMID: 10448451
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Higher education may protect against cognitive symptoms in depressed individuals. The association between depression and cerebral atrophy in the elderly is not very strong. The higher incidence of dementia in those with early-onset major depression may be due to a longer lifetime duration of depression, emphasising the importance of detecting and treating depression in the community.

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