Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/20266
Title: Prevalance and structure of anxiety-depression in an Australian community sample
Contributor(s): Sharpley, Christopher  (author)orcid ; Bitsika, Vicki  (author); Jesulola, Emmanuel (author); Agnew, Linda  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2016
Open Access: Yes
DOI: 10.12740/APP/62976Open Access Link
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/20266
Abstract: Aims: To describe the prevalence and factor structure of anxiety-depression in a community sample and to derive indicators for treatment planning. Method: A sample of 398 members of the electoral roll for the New England region of Australia were recruited at random and completed the Zung Self-Rating Anxiety Scale and the Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale. Results: The prevalence of anxiety-depression was 28.1%, over twice that for either anxiety or depression alone. The anxiety-depression construct comprised four underlying factors: cognitive agitation and depressed mood, pessimism, cardiovascular reactivity, pain and sleep disturbance. There were different patterns of these four factors across anxiety-only, depression-only and combined anxiety-depression, with evidence of a unique symptomatological profile in participants with clinically significant levels of anxiety-depression. Conclusions: Treatment decisions for anxiety and depression need to go beyond consideration of the two disorders separately to include the underlying factor severity of the combined construct of anxiety-depression.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Archives of psychiatry and psychotherapy, 18(2), p. 29-39
Publisher: Polskie Towarzystwo Psychiatryczne [Polish Society of Psychiatry]
Place of Publication: Poland
ISSN: 1509-2046
2083-828X
Field of Research (FOR): 110319 Psychiatry (incl. Psychotherapy)
110903 Central Nervous System
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 920111 Nervous System and Disorders
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
Statistics to Oct 2018: Visitors: 55
Views: 70
Downloads: 2
Appears in Collections:Journal Article

Files in This Item:
2 files
File Description SizeFormat 
Show full item record

Page view(s)

48
checked on Dec 29, 2018
Google Media

Google ScholarTM

Check

Altmetric


Items in Research UNE are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.