Journal article

Affective-Somatic Symptoms of Depression, Suicide Risk and Exposure to Childhood Maltreatment: Data from Emerging Adults to Older-Age Males

Simon M Rice, David Kealy, John L Oliffe, Zac E Seidler, John S Ogrodniczuk

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION | SPRINGER | Published : 2019

Abstract

Major depression is typically conceptualised as a disturbance of mood and behaviour. In primary care presentations however, somatic symptoms often dominate the clinical picture of depression, though investigations of organic causes may delay diagnosis. Attention to somatic symptoms may be a particularly useful means of earlier detection of men’s depression and suicidality. Utilising data from 530 Canadian men (mean age 47.91 years, range 19–88), confirmatory factor analysis supported a two-factor affective-somatic model of depression (CFI =.953, TLI =.934, RMSEA =.092, SRMR =.041). Controlling for affective symptoms, somatic symptoms accounted for unique variance in men’s suicidality. When e..

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