Age differences in depression and anxiety symptoms: a structural equation modelling analysis of data from a general population sample.

@article{Christensen1999AgeDI,
  title={Age differences in depression and anxiety symptoms: a structural equation modelling analysis of data from a general population sample.},
  author={Helen Christensen and Anthony F Jorm and Andrew J Mackinnon and Ailsa E Korten and Patricia A Jacomb and Alec Henderson and Bryan Rodgers},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  year={1999},
  volume={29 2},
  pages={
          325-39
        }
}
BACKGROUND There is debate as to whether the elderly are really at lower risk for depressive disorders, or whether endorsement of symptoms is artefactually low. The present paper assesses the effects of age on anxiety and depression, and examines whether age has direct effects on self-report of individual symptoms independent of its effect on the underlying dimensions of anxiety and depression. METHODS Structural equation modelling was used to assess the structure of the items and their… CONTINUE READING
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