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2022 Apr 19

J Affect Disord

Physical multimorbidity predicts the onset and persistence of anxiety: A prospective analysis of the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing.


Smith L, Shin J I, Jacob L, Schuch F, Pizzol D, López Sánchez GF, Soysal P, Tully MA, Butler LT, Barnett Y, Veronese N, Park S, Koyanagi A
J Affect Disord. 2022 Apr 19.
PMID: 35452758.


The aims of the present study were to examine prospective associations of multimorbidity (i.e., ≥2 chronic conditions) at baseline with incident and persistent anxiety over a two-year follow-up period among Irish older adults, and to quantify the extent to which sleep, pain, and disability mediate the multimorbidity-anxiety relationship.