Aging and depression

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Physical characteristics

In the ilSIRENTE study, they found significant differences between older adults with and without depression.[1] They measured the physical attributes of the participants with Short Physical Performance Battery and a 4-meter walking test, muscle strength with hand-grip capacity a

  1. Russo, A., Cesari, M., Onder, G., Zamboni, V., Barillaro, C., Pahor, M., ... & Landi, F. (2007). Depression and physical function: results from the aging and longevity study in the Sirente geographic area (ilSIRENTE Study). Journal of geriatric psychiatry and neurology, 20(3), 131-137.