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Risk Factors and Prevention in Late-life Depression
December 8th, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Department of Epidemiology Seminar Series
Olivia I. Okereke, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology,
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Abstract: This presentation will review risk factors for late-life depression and describe methods for evaluating the risk architecture of late-life depression. Late-life depression is a common condition, and it is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. This presentation will present strategies for late-life depression prevention. A recent example of a late-life depression prevention large-scale randomized trial will be described.