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Loneliness is strongly linked to depression among older adults, a long term study suggests

BMJ 2021; 375 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n2524 (Published 29 October 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;375:n2524
  1. Helen Saul, editor in chief,
  2. Deniz Gursul, research dissemination officer
  1. NIHR Centre for Engagement and Dissemination, Twickenham, UK
  1. Correspondence to H Saul helen.saul{at}nihr.ac.uk

The study

Lee SL, Pearce E, Ajnakina O, et al. The association between loneliness and depressive symptoms among adults aged 50 years and older: a 12-year population-based cohort study. Lancet Psychiatry 2021;8:1.

To read the full NIHR Alert go to https://evidence.nihr.ac.uk/alert/loneliness-strongly-linked-depression-older-adults/

Footnotes

  • Competing interests: The BMJ has judged that there are no disqualifying financial ties to commercial companies. The authors declare the following other interests: none.

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