2013 Major Report
Mental health: Findings from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health
This report uses data from the cohorts born 1973-78, 1946-51 and 1921-26 of the ALSWH to explore patterns of mental health among Australian women as well as their use of mental health services. It includes analyses of factors associated with poor mental health as well as specific areas such as perinatal mental health, interpersonal relationships and mental health, and comorbidity of physical and mental health.
The report outlines patterns of prevalence of poor mental health, mental health service use, Socio-demographic characteristics and health behaviours correlated with poor mental health, perinatal mental health, interpersonal relationships, life stages and physical and mental health comorbidities.
Holden L, Dobson A, Byles J, Loxton D, Dolja-Gore X, Hockey R, Lee C, Chojenta C, Reilly N, Mishra G, McLaughlin D, Pachana N, Tooth L & Harris M. Mental health: Findings from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health. Report prepared for the Australian Government Department of Health & Ageing, June 2013.