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Shannon Steele Journal Club 5 17 February 2017 Poverty,High Neighborhood Murder Rates Increase Depression in Older Adults Researchers from UC Davis, University of Minnesota, and other institutions did a study that was published January 23, 2017 that focuses on the idea that older adults who live in poor and violent neighborhoods are at greater risk for depression. It showed that older adults who lived in areas where homicide rates were high and there was more poverty in the neighborhood, they had a higher chance of experiencing depressive symptoms. The study got their data from the New York City Neighborhood and Mental Health in the Elderly Study ll, which is a three-year study of elderly residents in the nation’s most popular states and they calculated depression through a nine-question Patient Health Questionnaire. The team of researchers looked at many different factors that may contribute to depression, but violence was the only one that had a substantial effect on depression in older adults. The study focused a lot on the key role that
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