Aging and negative affect: the rise and fall and rise of anxiety and depression symptoms.

@article{Teachman2006AgingAN,
  title={Aging and negative affect: the rise and fall and rise of anxiety and depression symptoms.},
  author={Bethany A. Teachman},
  journal={Psychology and aging},
  year={2006},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={201-7}
}
The relationship between aging and negative affect is dynamic and complex. Although prior studies have often cited lower prevalence rates of anxiety and mood disorders among older individuals, these studies may miss the dynamic relationship between symptoms and aging. To evaluate a nonlinear model of the relationship between aging and negative affect, the author examined measures of neuroticism, anxiety, and depression symptoms in a cross-sectional, community sample (N = 335), ages 18 to 93… CONTINUE READING

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