Socio-economic position and common mental disorders - Longitudinal study in the general population in the UK
Skapinakis, Petros, Weich, Scott, Lewis, Glyn, Singleton , Nicola and Araya, Ricardo. (2006) Socio-economic position and common mental disorders - Longitudinal study in the general population in the UK. British Journal of Psychiatry, 189 . pp. 109-117. ISSN 0007-1250Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1192/bjp.bp.105.014449
Background: Individuals in lower socio-economic groups have an increased prevalence of common mental disorders.
Aims: To investigate the longitudinal association between socio-economic position and common mental disorders in a general population sample in the UK.
Method: Participants (n=2406) were assessed at two time points 18 months apart with the Revised Clinical Interview Schedule. The sample was stratified into two cohorts according to mental health status at baseline.
Results: None of the socio-economic indicators studied was significantly associated with an episode of common mental disorder at follow-up after adjusting for baseline psychiatric morbidity. The analysis of separate diagnostic categories showed that subjective financial difficulties at baseline were independently associated with depression at follow-up in both cohorts.
Conclusions: These findings support the view that apart from objective measures of socio-economic position, more subjective measures might be equally important from an aetiological or clinical perspective.
Declaration of interest: None.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School > Health Sciences > Mental Health and Wellbeing
Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School
|Journal or Publication Title:||British Journal of Psychiatry|
|Publisher:||Royal College of Psychiatrists|
|Official Date:||August 2006|
|Number of Pages:||9|
|Page Range:||pp. 109-117|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Funder:||Department of Health (UK), Scottish Executive Health Department|
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