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Depression and anxiety in early adulthood: consequences for finding a partner, and relationship support and conflict

Leach, Liana; Butterworth, Peter


Aims Mental health problems in early adulthood may disrupt partner relationship formation and quality. This prospective study used four waves of Australian data to investigate the effects of depression and anxiety in early adulthood on the quality of future partner (i.e. marriage or cohabiting) relationships. Methods A representative community sample of Australian adults aged 20–24 years was assessed in 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2011. Analyses were restricted to those who at baseline had never...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences
DOI: 10.1017/S2045796020000530
Access Rights: Open Access


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