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Mental disorders in mid-life and older adulthood more prevalent than previously reported

Common methods of assessing mental or physical disorders may consistently underestimate the prevalence of mental disorders among middle-aged and older adults, a new study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has found. The analysis reveals substantial discrepancies among mid-life and late-life adults in reporting past mental health disorders, including depression, compared with physical disorders such as arthritis and hypertension.

Fuente : http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-01/jhu…

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