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Duration of depressive symptoms and mortality risk: The English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA)

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Background The relationship between the duration of depressive symptoms and mortality remains poorly understood. Aims To examine whether the duration of depressive symptoms is associated with mortality risk. Method Data (n = 9560) came from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA). We assessed depressive symptom duration as the sum of examinations with an eight-item Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale score of ⩾3; we ascertained mortality from linking our data to a nation...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1192/bjp.bp.114.155333

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Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
British Journal of Psychiatry Journal website
Volume:
208
Issue:
4
Pages:
337-342
Publication date:
2016-04-01
Acceptance date:
2015-02-20
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EISSN:
1472-1465
ISSN:
0007-1250
Pmid:
26795425
Source identifiers:
620708
Language:
English
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pubs:620708
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uuid:36925ec0-3208-4639-b374-f723ef862ca0
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pubs:620708
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2017-10-18

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