Bland P. Loneliness a potential risk factor for depression. Practitioner February 2021;265(1845):5

Loneliness a potential risk factor for depression

21 Feb 2021Pais-up subscribers

Loneliness is associated with an increased risk of developing depression, a longitudinal cohort study has found. The English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) recruited 11,391 participants aged 50 years and over who were living in a private household in 2002. Participants were followed up every two years until 2016/17.

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