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Title: Simulation of Age-specific Lifetime Prevalence of Major Depression
Authors: Patten, Scott B.
Keywords: Health Sciences;Depressive Disorders;Epidemiology;Population Studies
Issue Date: 23-Sep-2009
Abstract: This is a flash video presentation with animation depicting age-specific lifetime prevalence of Major Depressive Disorder. The goal of this project was to explore the puzzling pattern of lifetime prevalence by age - contrary to expectation the lifetime prevalence has been observed to decline with age. This has usually been interpreted as a cohort effect. The simulations (which derive from a steady state incidence-prevalence-mortality model) indicate that the puzzling pattern of declining lifetime prevalence with age does not necessarily represent a cohort effect - the simulations suggest that various factors may contribute: declining incidence with age, recall failure and differential mortality.
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