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The Long-Term Course of Depression in Older Women

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A 20-year study of more than 7,000 community-dwelling women aged 65 or older found that nearly 20% had persistently high or increasing depressive symptoms. The authors noted that these women had substantially and significantly higher baseline levels of smoking, physical inactivity, physical impairment, myocardial infarction, diabetes, and obesity.

Abstract: Archives of General Psychiatry, October 2012.

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