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    Who Is More Vulnerable? The Age-Period-Cohort Effect of Psychological Distress among Urban Residents in China

    Wenbin Wang*, Yang Cao

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.25, No.10, pp. 1127-1136, 2023, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2023.030315

    Abstract How does psychological distress evolve over time? This study utilizes cross-sectional data from the China General Social Survey from 2010 to 2017 to explore the differences in psychological distress among Chinese residents at various ages, periods, and cohorts. The dummy variable method and random effects hierarchical age-period-cohort model were employed to isolate the age, period, and cohort effects that impacted the psychological distress of Chinese urban residents. First, in terms of the age effect, the psychological distress experienced by residents tends to increase initially and then decrease with age. Middle-aged individuals, around 40 years old, often face a particularly severe… More >

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    Reciprocal Association between Psychological Distress and PTSD and Their Relationship with Pre-Displacement Stressors among Displaced Women

    Erhabor S. Idemudia1, Babatola D. Olawa1,*, Gail E. Wyatt2, Norweeta G. Milburn2

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.25, No.5, pp. 699-710, 2023, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2023.026852

    Abstract It is established in the psychological literature that pre-displacement stressors, PTSD symptoms, and psychological distress are associated among internally displaced persons. However, existing studies have not demonstrated the mechanism underlying these associations. This study compared two explanatory models; one with PTSD symptoms severity explaining the indirect association between pre-displacement stressors and psychological distress, and the other with psychological distress explaining the indirect relationship between pre-displacement stressors and PTSD symptoms severity. In a cross-sectional design, 631 women (Mean age = 31.18 ± 8.59) were conveniently and purposely selected from the displaced women harboured in two camps in Borno State, Nigeria, due… More >

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