Social class differences in anxiety and depression across the life-course: evidence from three cohorts in the west of Scotland
- Medical Research Council Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow, UK
Studies of social inequalities in common mental disorders – anxiety and depression – often use measures that do not discriminate between conditions, but these disorders may differ from one another in their social patterning across the lifecourse. The Twenty-07 Study includes the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), which has sub-scales for each condition, allowing possible differences in patterning to be examined.
To investigate the age trajectories for anxiety and depression by social class.
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