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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), pp. 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

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Published date: 2000


Local EPrints ID: 194023
ISSN: 1360-7863
PURE UUID: 2313e332-fda8-4835-9625-96cd6529ade5

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Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 11:28

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Author: T.R. Lynch
Author: J S. Compton
Author: T. Mendelson
Author: C.J. Robins
Author: K.R.R. Krishnan

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