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Relationship between late-life depression and life stressors: large-scale cross-sectional study of a representative sample of the Japanese general population.
Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 2010; 64(4):426-34PC

Abstract

AIM

The purpose of the present study was to clarify the relationship between late-life depression and daily life stress in a representative sample of 10 969 Japanese subjects.

METHODS

Data on 10 969 adults aged > or =50 who participated in the Active Survey of Health and Welfare in 2000, were analyzed. The self-administered questionnaire included items on 21 reasons for life stressors and the magnitude of stress, as well as the Japanese version of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D). The relationship between the incidence of life stressors and mild-moderate (D(16)) and severe (D(26)) depressive symptoms was examined using logistic regression analysis.

RESULTS

A total of 21.9% of subjects had D(16) symptoms, and 9.3% had D(26) symptoms. Further, increased age and being female were associated with more severe depressive state. Logistic regression analysis indicated that the strongest relationship between both the incidence of D(16) and D(26) symptoms and life stressors stemmed from 'having no one to talk to' (odds ratio = 3.3 and 5.0, respectively). Late-life depression was also associated with 'loss of purpose in life', 'separation/divorce', 'having nothing to do', 'health/illness/care of self', and 'debt'.

CONCLUSION

There is a relationship between late-life depression and diminished social relationships, experiences involving loss of purpose in life or human relationships, and health problems in the Japanese general population.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Psychophysiology, National Institute of Mental Health, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry, Tokyo, Japan.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

20492557

Citation

Kaji, Tatsuhiko, et al. "Relationship Between Late-life Depression and Life Stressors: Large-scale Cross-sectional Study of a Representative Sample of the Japanese General Population." Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, vol. 64, no. 4, 2010, pp. 426-34.
Kaji T, Mishima K, Kitamura S, et al. Relationship between late-life depression and life stressors: large-scale cross-sectional study of a representative sample of the Japanese general population. Psychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2010;64(4):426-34.
Kaji, T., Mishima, K., Kitamura, S., Enomoto, M., Nagase, Y., Li, L., ... Uchiyama, M. (2010). Relationship between late-life depression and life stressors: large-scale cross-sectional study of a representative sample of the Japanese general population. Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 64(4), pp. 426-34. doi:10.1111/j.1440-1819.2010.02097.x.
Kaji T, et al. Relationship Between Late-life Depression and Life Stressors: Large-scale Cross-sectional Study of a Representative Sample of the Japanese General Population. Psychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2010;64(4):426-34. PubMed PMID: 20492557.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Relationship between late-life depression and life stressors: large-scale cross-sectional study of a representative sample of the Japanese general population. AU - Kaji,Tatsuhiko, AU - Mishima,Kazuo, AU - Kitamura,Shingo, AU - Enomoto,Minori, AU - Nagase,Yukihiro, AU - Li,Lan, AU - Kaneita,Yoshitaka, AU - Ohida,Takashi, AU - Nishikawa,Toru, AU - Uchiyama,Makoto, Y1 - 2010/05/18/ PY - 2010/5/25/entrez PY - 2010/5/25/pubmed PY - 2010/11/10/medline SP - 426 EP - 34 JF - Psychiatry and clinical neurosciences JO - Psychiatry Clin. Neurosci. VL - 64 IS - 4 N2 - AIM: The purpose of the present study was to clarify the relationship between late-life depression and daily life stress in a representative sample of 10 969 Japanese subjects. METHODS: Data on 10 969 adults aged > or =50 who participated in the Active Survey of Health and Welfare in 2000, were analyzed. The self-administered questionnaire included items on 21 reasons for life stressors and the magnitude of stress, as well as the Japanese version of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D). The relationship between the incidence of life stressors and mild-moderate (D(16)) and severe (D(26)) depressive symptoms was examined using logistic regression analysis. RESULTS: A total of 21.9% of subjects had D(16) symptoms, and 9.3% had D(26) symptoms. Further, increased age and being female were associated with more severe depressive state. Logistic regression analysis indicated that the strongest relationship between both the incidence of D(16) and D(26) symptoms and life stressors stemmed from 'having no one to talk to' (odds ratio = 3.3 and 5.0, respectively). Late-life depression was also associated with 'loss of purpose in life', 'separation/divorce', 'having nothing to do', 'health/illness/care of self', and 'debt'. CONCLUSION: There is a relationship between late-life depression and diminished social relationships, experiences involving loss of purpose in life or human relationships, and health problems in the Japanese general population. SN - 1440-1819 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/20492557/Relationship_between_late_life_depression_and_life_stressors:_large_scale_cross_sectional_study_of_a_representative_sample_of_the_Japanese_general_population_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1440-1819.2010.02097.x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -