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Age when depression performs

Abstract: Depressions arise most often in 30-årsåldern and only 10% of all depressions arises the first time after 60 years' age.

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Age when depression performs

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Written by: Martin Winkler
First version: 28 Dec 2008.
Latest revision: 28 Dec 2008.

In which age group, is depression most common?

Answer:

There is a peak of the first onset of depression around 30 years' age, and over half of depressed people have their first depressive episode before the age of 40.

There is also a pronounced risk for depression among elderly people, but their depression seldom starts at high age. Only 10 % of all depressed people have their first depressed episode befoe 60 years' age.

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