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Age-Related Concomitants of Obtaining Mental Health Care in Adulthood

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Abstract:

Objective: To examine the associations between predisposing and need factors and receipt of mental health care and to examine age as a moderator of these associations. Methods: Participants (N=521) were surveyed as part of a larger study on health and adaptation. Results: Obtaining mental health care was predicted by more reliance on approach coping, and more depressive and medical symptoms. Interactions of age x depressive symptoms and age x gender revealed that middle-aged adults with more depressive symptoms and middle-aged men were less likely to obtain care. Conclusions: Middle-aged men and middle-aged adults with depression may not be obtaining needed mental health care.

Keywords: AGING; COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CARE; DEPRESSION

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5993/AJHB.37.2.14

Affiliations: 1: VA Palo Alto GRECC, Palo Alto, CA, USA. Erin.Woodhead@sjsu.edu 2: VA Palo Alto Center for Health Care Evaluation and Stanford University, Menlo Park, CA, USA 3: University of Washington Department of Psychology, Seattle, WA, USA

Publication date: 2013-03-01

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