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Gender differences in depression and anxiety across the adult lifespan: the role of psychosocial mediators

Leach, Liana; Christensen, Helen; Mackinnon, Andrew; Windsor, Timothy; Butterworth, Peter


Background: There is robust epidemiological and clinical evidence that a greater number of women than men experience depression and anxiety. This study investigated a number of socio-demographic, health and lifestyle, psychological and social factors as possible mediators for the gender difference in depression and anxiety in three cohorts (20-24, 40-44, 60-64). Methods: Responses were from a representative, community based survey (n = 7,485) conducted in Canberra and Queanbeyan (NSW), in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
DOI: 10.1007/s00127-008-0388-z


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