Which psychosocial factors increase the risk for developing major depressive disorder (clinical depression) late in life?

Updated: Mar 28, 2019
  • Author: Jerry L Halverson, MD; Chief Editor: David Bienenfeld, MD  more...
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Other psychosocial risk factors for depression in late life include the following [33] :

  • Impaired social supports

  • Caregiver burden

  • Loneliness

  • Bereavement

  • Negative life events


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