Age group differences in psychological distress: the role of psychosocial risk factors that vary with age.

@article{Jorm2005AgeGD,
  title={Age group differences in psychological distress: the role of psychosocial risk factors that vary with age.},
  author={Anthony F Jorm and Timothy D. Windsor and Keith B. G. Dear and Kaarin J. Anstey and Helen Christensen and Bryan Rodgers},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={35 9},
  pages={
          1253-63
        }
}
BACKGROUND There is continuing controversy about how age affects depression and anxiety, with a lack of consistent results across studies. Two reasons for this inconsistency are age bias in measures and different patterns of exposure to risk factors across age groups in various studies. METHOD Data on anxiety and depression symptoms were collected in a community survey of 7485 persons aged 20-24, 40-44 or 60-64 years. These measures were investigated for factorial invariance across age groups… CONTINUE READING

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