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Alcohol use and depression from middle age to the oldest old: gender is more important than age

Tait, Robert J.; French, Davina J.; Burns, Richard; Anstey, Kaarin


BACKGROUND: Alcohol use disorders are associated with other mental health disorders in young adults, but there are few data on alcohol use and mental health outcomes in older adults, particularly the oldest old. This study examines the relationship between alcohol consumption and depressive symptoms. METHODS: Data were collected from the Dynamic Analyses to Optimise Ageing (DYNOPTA) project, which has pooled nine Australian longitudinal studies. Alcohol consumption was classified using standard...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012-02-20
Type: Journal article
Source: International Psychogeriatrics 24.8 (2012): 1275-83
DOI: 10.1017/S1041610212000087


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