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Title: Prevalence of depressed mood versus anhedonia in older persons: Implications for clinical practice
Contributor(s): Sharpley, Christopher  (author)orcid ; Hussain, Rafat  (author); Wark, Stuart  (author)orcid ; Bitsika, Vicki  (author); McEvoy, Mark  (author); Attia, John (author)
Publication Date: 2017
DOI: 10.1080/21507686.2016.1249382
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/22892
Abstract: Precision medicine approaches to depression argue for the assessment of individual client profiles of the two major diagnostic criteria of depressed mood and anhedonia. To explore this suggestion, 1,513 males and 1,348 females aged between 55 and 87 years from Newcastle, Australia, completed the Center for Epidemiological Studies-Depression Scale (CESD). Total CESD score and the two sets of scores gradually increased with age; females had significantly higher scores on total CESD and the two subsets of scores. Anhedonia showed greater prevalence than depressed mood and also increased from age 70 years, whereas depressed mood remained fairly stable until age 80 years. Treatment efficacy for depression may benefit from consideration of individual client profiles on these two aspects of depression.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Asia-Pacific Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 8(1), p. 3-14
Publisher: Routledge
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 2150-7686
2150-7708
Field of Research (FOR): 110903 Central Nervous System
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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