Chronological and subjective age differences in flourishing mental health and major depressive episode.

@article{Keyes2012ChronologicalAS,
  title={Chronological and subjective age differences in flourishing mental health and major depressive episode.},
  author={Corey Lee M. Keyes and Gerben J Westerhof},
  journal={Aging & mental health},
  year={2012},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={67-74}
}
Mental health is more than the absence of psychopathology, but few studies use positive mental health along with a measure of past year major depressive episode (MDE). This study addresses this gap by investigating the association of MDE and flourishing mental health (FMH) with chronological age and subjective (felt and ideal) age. Data are from the Midlife in the United States random digit dialing sample of adults ages 25 to 74, collected in 1995 (n = 3032). Rates of MDE were lowest, and FMH… CONTINUE READING

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