Anxious depression among the elderly: clinical and phenomenological correlates

Lynch, T.R., Compton, J S., Mendelson, T., Robins, C.J. and Krishnan, K.R.R. (2000) Anxious depression among the elderly: clinical and phenomenological correlates. Aging & Mental Health, 4, (3), 268-274. (doi:10.1080/713649922).


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This study investigated clinical, historical and phenomenological correlates of anxious depression in a sample of 159 depressed elders. Regression analyses indicated that comorbidity of anxiety and depression was associated with a history of a greater number of depressive episodes, more negative stressors and with a higher self-reported average stress level over the past six months. Significant bivariate correlates also included feeling sinful, guilty, or worthless, early depressive onset and attempted suicide. The findings suggest a stress-related younger age of onset sub-type of elderly depression which is clinically distinct from late onset elderly depression

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1080/713649922
ISSNs: 1360-7863 (print)
1364-6915 (electronic)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Psychology
ePrint ID: 194023
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Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2011 12:49
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:43

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