Is Major Depressive Disorder with Psychotic Features More Likely in Elderly Than Adulthood?

Ozdemir O. , Güzel Özdemir P. , Milanlıoğlu A. , Tapanci Z., Timucin D. K.

JOURNAL OF MOOD DISORDERS, vol.5, no.1, pp.3-7, 2015 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5455/jmood.20140908060721
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF MOOD DISORDERS
  • Page Numbers: pp.3-7


Objective: Although psychotic depression is very common among old depressed patients, studies have generally failed to find any socio-demographic differences between psychotic depressed patients and non-psychotic patients. Comparison of the age related factors in psychotic depression and non-psychotic depression patients could contribute to a better understanding of the clinical features of psychotic depression and its management.