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Unhappiness, health and cognitive ability in old age.

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BACKGROUND: To test whether scores on depression inventories on entry to a longitudinal study predict mental ability over the next 4-16 years. METHOD: Associations between scores on the Beck Depression Inventory and on tests of intelligence, vocabulary and memory were analysed in 5070 volunteers aged 49-93 years after differences in prescribed drug consumption, death and drop-out, sex, socio-economic advantage and recruitment cohort effects had also been considered. RESULTS: On all cognitive ...

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10.1017/s0033291707002139

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Ibrahim, S More by this author
McInnes, L More by this author
Journal:
Psychological medicine
Volume:
38
Issue:
2
Pages:
229-236
Publication date:
2008-02-05
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EISSN:
1469-8978
ISSN:
0033-2917
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uuid:d7df8205-2224-41c2-9d9c-5219123f5356
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25293
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pubs:25293

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