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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.