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Table 2 The clinical presentation of patients with EOD (group I) and LOD (group 2)

From: Early versus late onset depression: sociodemographic and clinical characteristics

  Group (I) Group (II) P value
Apathy (anhedonia)
Mean ± SD
49 ± 4 57 ± 6 0.027*
BDI-II scores N=55 % N=55 % 0.078
 Mild 3 5.45% 2 3.63%
 Moderate 11 20% 9 16.36%
 Severe 41 74.54% 44 80%
Low mood 45 81.81% 39 70.9% 0.039*
Psychomotor retardation 17 30.9% 36 65.45% 0.0001*
Agitation 34 61.81% 23 41.81% 0.001*
Cognitive impairment 26 47.27% 39 70.9% 0.0001*
Guilt feeling 25 45.45% 25 45.45% 0.063
Somatic symptoms 20 36.36% 34 61.81% 0.0001*
Social isolation 13 23.63% 15 27.27% 0.371
Suicidal ideation or attempt 8 14.54% 7 12.72% 0.158
Sleep disturbance 39 70.9% 45 81.81% 0.039*
Appetite changes 32 58.18% 33 60% 0.093
  1. P value of 0.05 or less is considered significant