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Am J Psychiatry. 1998 Jul;155(7):969-71.

Medical illness burden, trait neuroticism, and depression in older primary care patients.

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  • 1Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, NY, USA. Jeffrey_Lyness@urmc.rochester.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The authors tested the hypotheses that medical illness burden is independently associated with depression and that this association is moderated by neuroticism.

METHOD:

Multiple regression techniques were used to determine the independent associations of medical burden and neuroticism with depression in a group of 196 subjects, 60 years of age and older, recruited from primary care settings.

RESULTS:

Medical burden and neuroticism were independently associated with major depression, depressive symptoms, and psychiatric dysfunction.

CONCLUSIONS:

These findings support models in which medical disorders may contribute directly to depression. At the same time, the role of neuroticism in later-life depression warrants further study.

PMID:
9659867
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