Andrew Sommerlad

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Andrew studied medicine at University College London before undertaking core and old-age psychiatry training in North London. He completed an MSc in psychiatric research before beginning a Wellcome Trust funded PhD fellowship at UCL. He has a particular interest in social functioning in dementia, and is currently using large longitudinal research studies to look at changes in social engagement in relation to cognitive decline.

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Two-question screening for depression in older adults

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Andrew Sommerlad reviews a new systematic review and meta-analysis and asks: Can two questions identify depression in older people?

This is the second in a new series of Mental Elf blogs produced in partnership with the British Journal of Psychiatry.

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