The association between apo E genotype and depressive symptoms in elderly African-American subjects

C. Andrew Class, Frederick W. Unverzagt, Sujuan Gao, Amrik Sahota, Kathleen S. Hall, Hugh C. Hendrie

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Abstract

In this study of 138 elderly subjects (112 without and 26 with dementia) obtained from a community sample of elderly African- American subjects, there were no significant differences in mean Geriatric Depression Scale scores by Apo E ε4 status for dementia or nondementia subjects. Three subjects received a diagnosis of major depressive disorder. None of these subjects were Apo E ε4-positive. These results do not support an association between depressive symptoms and Apo E allele status in this elderly African-American population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)339-343
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
Volume5
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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