Geriatric depression: Further evidence for the 'vascular depression' hypothesis


Journal Article (Review)

Depression in the elderly is a heterogeneous group of syndromes with many biologic and psychosocial antecedents. Recent studies support the notion that vascular processes may play a role in a subset of geriatric depressions. More recently, studies have attempted to delineate between 'vascular' and 'nonvascular' geriatric depression across many different measures. The authors review the recent literature of 'vascular depression' including outcome studies, poststroke depression, neuropsychological studies, and electroencephalographic studies. Some suggestions for future areas of study are forwarded.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Conway, CR; Steffens, DC

Published Date

  • November 17, 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 12 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 463 - 470

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0951-7367

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00001504-199907000-00015

Citation Source

  • Scopus