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Affective problems in adults with mild learning disability: the roles of social disadvantage and ill health

Collishaw, Stephan, Maughan, Barbara and Pickles, Andrew 2004. Affective problems in adults with mild learning disability: the roles of social disadvantage and ill health. The British Journal of Psychiatry 185 (4) , pp. 350-351. 10.1192/bjp.185.4.350

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Abstract

Mild learning disability is associated with an increased risk of affective disorder. This study examines the extent to which adult socio-economic disadvantage and ill health contribute to this risk. Samples were drawn from the 1958 National Child Development Study. Relative to a comparison group, mild learning disability at age 11 was associated with elevated rates of depressive symptoms throughout adult life, and carried a six-fold risk of chronic depressed mood. The group difference in depressed mood at age 43 years was in large part mediated by variations in adult socio-economic disadvantage and ill health.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics (CNGG)
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Publisher: Royal College of Psychiatrists
ISSN: 0007-1250
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 08:43
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/83750

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