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Lifetime risk factors for women's psychological distress in midlife

Kuh, Diana; Hardy, Rebecca; Wadsworth, Michael E J; Rodgers, Bryan

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Research on the causes of psychological distress in women in midlife has focused on current adversity and hormonal changes associated with menopause and paid less attention to possible risk factors across the life course. We examined the factors in childhood, adolescence and earlier adult life that show persisting effects on psychological symptoms reported annually over a 6 year period (47-52 years) using prospective data on a cohort of 1500 British women who have been followed since their...[Show more]

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Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/91658
Source: Social Science and Medicine
DOI: 10.1016/S0277-9536(01)00324-0

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