Anxious depression among the elderly: Clinical and phenomenological correlates

Journal Article (Journal Article)

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lynch, TR; Compton, JS; Mendelson, T; Robins, CJ; Krishnan, KRR

Published Date

  • January 1, 2000

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 4 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 268 - 274

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1360-7863

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/713649922

Citation Source

  • Scopus