Anxious depression among the elderly: Clinical and phenomenological correlates

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

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)268-274
Number of pages7
JournalAging and Mental Health
Volume4
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Phychiatric Mental Health
  • Gerontology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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