Male-Type and Prototypal Depression Trajectories for Men Experiencing Mental Health Problems
Simon M Rice, David Kealy, Zac E Seidler, John L Oliffe, Ronald F Levant, John S Ogrodniczuk
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health | MDPI | Published : 2020
Growing interest in gender-sensitive assessment of depression in men has seen the development of male-specific screening tools. These measures are yet to be subject to longitudinal latent modelling, which limits evidence about the ability of these tools to detect change, especially relative to established screening scales. In this study, three waves of data were collected from 234 men (38.35 years, SD = 14.09) including 3- and 6-month follow-up. Analyses focused on baseline differences and symptom trajectories for the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ; prototypic symptoms) and the Male Depression Risk Scale (MDRS; male-type symptoms). At baseline, men not accessing treatment reported higher ..View full abstract
Awarded by Career Development Fellowship from the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia
This research received no external funding. Simon Rice was supported by a Career Development Fellowship from the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (APP1158881), and the Dame Kate Campbell Fellowship from the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at The University of Melbourne. John Oliffe is supported by a Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Men's Health Promotion.