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Mental health literacy, folic acid and vitamin B 12 , and physical activity for the prevention of depression in older adults: Randomised controlled trial

Walker, Janine; Mackinnon, Andrew; Batterham, Philip; Jorm, Anthony F; Hickie, Ian B; Jenkins (previously McCarthy), Affrica; Fenech, Michael; Christensen, Helen


Background: Few randomised controlled trials (RCTs) have examined potential preventive agents in high-risk community populations. Aims: To determine whether a mental health literacy intervention, the promotion of physical activity, or folic acid plus vitamin B12 reduce depression symptoms in community-dwelling older adults with elevated psychological distress. Method: An RCT with a completely crossed 2x2x2 factorial design: (400 mcg/d folic acid + 100 mcg/d vitamin B12 v. placebo)x(physical...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: British Journal of Psychiatry
DOI: 10.1192/bjp.bp.109.075291


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