Title, Synopsis and Publications Investigators and Collaborators
Medication use and mental health in older Australian women
People use an increasing number of medications as they age: The use of multiple medications is known as “Polypharmacy” and is common amongst the elderly. Previous research has shown that for the older population polypharamcy is linked to a number of health problems such as adverse drug reactions and increased risk of disease. This research will examine how polypharmacy is related to mental health in older Australian women. In particular this research will examine the relationship between depression and medication use.
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Prof Julie Byles
Dr Maha Alsalami
Prof Julie Byles
Dr Milton Hasnat
A/Prof Mark McEvoy
Dr Xenia Dolja-Gore
A/Prof David Newby
Dr Thomas Lo
Mrs Peta Forder
Ms Kha Vo