Washington D.C. : A recent study provides insights on links between childhood abuse and depression in later life.
Finding links between childhood abuse and depression in later life
The findings highlight the importance of detecting the presence of childhood abuse in adults with depression and possibly to integrate this into treatment.
"Apart from the presence of childhood abuse, also the age at depression onset is important to consider in older adults and might give some clues as to which factors are important in treatment," said Ilse Wielaard, of the VU University Medical Centre, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
The study has been published in the journal International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.