Predicting severity of depression in the elderly at six-month follow-up: A neuropsychological study

D. A. King, E. D. Caine, Y. Conwell, C. Cox

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Abstract

The authors conducted psychopathological and neuropsychological assessments on a pilot sample of 15 nondemented elderly depressed patients at the outset of inpatient treatment and again after 6 months. Pretreatment performance on a test of confrontation naming was predictive of severity of depressive symptoms at follow-up. These findings tentatively suggest that the naming ability of elderly depressed subjects may have prognostic significance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)64-66
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
Volume3
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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