Journal article

Mental health treatments and associated factors amongst mid-aged Melbourne women

J Kim, L Dennerstein, J Guthrie

ARCHIVES OF WOMENS MENTAL HEALTH | SPRINGER WIEN | Published : 2005

Abstract

The aim of this study was to describe lifetime treatment rate and the treatment modalities used for psychiatric problems and to identify variables associated with the history of psychiatric treatment among mid-aged Melbourne women.A longitudinal observational study was carried out using a population-based sample of 438 mid-aged women interviewed annually for eight years. The baseline data on sociodemographic profiles and premenstrual symptoms, and history of exposure to violence obtained at year 6 were included in this analysis. All other variables including psychiatric treatment history, psychosocial and lifestyle variables, chronic medical conditions and mood score were obtained at year 8...

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