Meaning Behind the Metrics of Misery: Understanding Prevalence Estimates of Poor Mental Health in Two Samples of Older Rural Indonesians
Background: Late life is typically accompanied by unique physical and mental health challenges. Fewer older people are diagnosed with mood or anxiety-specific disorders than their younger counterparts. However, older people score more highly than younger people on symptom screens indicating high levels of clinically relevant depressive, anxiety, and nonspecific psychological distress symptoms which cause high morbidity, mortality, disability, and poor quality of life. The unique presentation of...[Show more]
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