I read with interest the study on the relationship between depression and mortality in the October issue of the ARCHIVES.1 Studies of mental illness in older adults are urgently needed due to the aging of our population. The inclusion in this study of explanatory variables measuring the health and health behaviors of the participants made the study just that much more valuable.
Gledhill JT. Cognitive Impairment With Chronic Disease in Depression and Mortality. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2001;58(3):306-307. doi: