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Mental health problems and marital disruption: Is it the combination of husbands and wives' mental health problems that predicts later divorce?

Butterworth, Peter; Rodgers, Bryan


Background: Divorce has been established as an adverse social consequence of mental illness. There is, however, little research that has considered how the mental health of both spouses may interact to predict relationship disruption. The aim of the current study was to use data from a large population-based survey to examine whether the combination of spouses' mental health problems predicts subsequent marital dissolution. Methods: Prospective analysis of data from a longitudinal national...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
DOI: 10.1007/s00127-008-0366-5


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