MD Magazine (5/3, Rosenfeld) reported research indicates that “older adults with depression” may be “at a higher risk of remaining depressed if they experienced persistent or worsening sleep problems.” Investigators arrived at this conclusion after analyzing “data from nearly 600 older adults who visited primary care centers in the Northeast US to determine the association between sleep difficulties and outcomes of depression and suicidal ideation.” The study revealed that “adults >60 years old who had a pattern of worsening insomnia symptoms over the following year had almost 30 times the odds of having a major depression diagnosis at the end of the year compared to those who had improving sleep.” The findings from the “PROSPECT study” were published online April 2 in the journal Sleep. (SOURCE: APA Headlines)