This community-based epidemioIogical survey is concerned with relationships between social and environmental factors and dysthymic disorder (long-lasting depression according to the DSM-III classification) in a Finnish population aged 60 years or over.
A greater proportion of dysthymic than non-depressed men had retired and did not work at all.
The occurrence of dysthymic disorders in both men and women was related to retirement because of sickness rather than age, a small number of rooms in their homes, lack of intimate friendships and the occurrence of many long-standing and current social stress factors.
Mots-clés Pascal : Etat dépressif, Trouble humeur, Epidémiologie, Environnement social, Statut socioéconomique, Stress, Vieillard, Homme, Finlande, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Depression, Mood disorder, Epidemiology, Social environment, Socioeconomic status, Stress, Elderly, Human, Finland, Europe
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Cote : 92-0420148
Code Inist : 002B18C07. Création : 199406.