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Changes in psychological distress in Australia over an 8-year period : evidence for worsening in young men

Jorm, Anthony F; Butterworth, Peter


Objective: To assess whether psychological distress has changed in the Australian population. Method: Data were obtained from national household surveys of 1964 Australian adults in 1995 and 3507 in 2003-2004. Psychological distress was measured using the 4-NS, which asks about symptoms of depression, anxiety, irritability and nervousness in the past month. The data were analysed by gender and by age group, from 20-24 years to 70-74 years. Results: Psychological distress was found to have...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1614.2006.01740.x


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