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Repeated exposure to socioeconomic disadvantage and health selection as life course pathways to mid-life depressive and anxiety disorders

Stansfeld, Stephen A; Clark, Charlotte; Davidson (previously Caldwell), Tanya; Power, Chris; Rodgers, Bryan


Background Socioeconomic position (SEP) in childhood and adulthood influences the risk of adult psychiatric disorder. This paper investigates first how cumulative childhood manual SEP influences the risk for mid-life depressive and anxiety disorders and secondly the effects of health selection based on psychological disorder in childhood and psychological distress in early adulthood on mid-life social position. Methods 9, 377 participants of the 1958 Birth Cohort were followed up at 45 years...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
DOI: 10.1007/s00127-010-0221-3


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