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Mental Health and the timing of men's retirement

Olesen, Sarah; Butterworth, Peter; Rodgers, Bryan; Anstey, Kaarin; Villamil, Elena; Melzer, David

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Background: Analysis of the Psychiatric Morbidity Survey of Great Britain showed that the prevalence of common mental disorders was lower amongst men at or above Britain's state pension age of 65, relative to younger men. Retirees below this age had consistently higher rates of mental disorders than working men. In contrast, the low prevalence of mental disorders amongst retirees aged 65 and older was similar to that of their working peers. The aim of this analysis was to investigate this...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/21047
Source: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
DOI: 10.1007/s00127-006-0064-0

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