Editorial| Volume 30, ISSUE 9, P961-963, September 2022

Risk Prediction in Late Life Depression: A Screening Tool, a Teaching Tool

  • David C. Steffens
    Send correspondence and reprint requests to David C. Steffens, M.D., M.H.S., Department of Psychiatry, University of Connecticut, School of Medicine, 263 Farmington Ave, Farmington, CT 06030-1410.
    University of Connecticut (DCS), School of Medicine, Farmington, CT
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      In this issue of the Journal, Murri et al.
      • Murri MB
      • Cattelani L
      • Chesani F
      • et al.
      Risk prediction models for depression in community-dwelling older adults.
      present results of their study developing Risk Prediction Models (RPMs) for prediction of onset of late-life depression (LLD) within 2 years. Readers will learn much from this article. First, the methodology of RPM development is complex, and the authors of the article explain well the need for such models from both clinical and policy standpoints as well as their approach to the creation of RPMs.

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