Diagnosing major depression in older Australian adults: Is there evidence for age-related bias?

image - Grandma 290 Square

Epidemiological studies have consistently indicated that the prevalence of depression decreases with increasing age. Researchers have debated whether this finding is a real age-dependent decline or an artefact of sampling and assessment. This study seeks to use statistical methods and cognitive interviewing to investigate the potential for age-related bias in the criteria for major depression. The study will make recommendations to improve the diagnostic methods used diagnose and treat major depression in the old age.

Project Status
Completed Projects
Other contacts
h.buchan [uid:3200057]
Funding Body
National Health and Medical Research Council
Investigators
image - M. Sunderland Photo
Research Fellow
Ph +61 2 9385 0106
image - Nat Carragher Square
Research Fellow
Ph +612 9385 0249
image - Tim Slade Sq 0
Director of Epidemiology Research
Ph +61 2 9385 0267

Our Research Streams