Longson, KJ and Beech, R (2017) The long-term impact of childhood wartime trauma on anxiety in later life: an exploration of the literature. Mental Heath Practice, 21 (4). ISSN 2047-895X

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At any point in time up to 10% of people over the age of 65 experience symptoms of anxiety. Yet the effects of anxiety in the older population are under-researched. Paternal separation in childhood has been cited as a factor for psychological well-being later in life, potentially with greater significance for males. A period of notable paternal separation was during the second world war, when 1.5 million British children were evacuated from cities. A number of authors have explored the effect of childhood trauma on mental health and found that such events are implicated in the development of anxiety and depression. This article will explore the research carried out and how this knowledge may support the work of clinicians in older age mental health services to understand the life experiences of the people they care for.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the accepted manuscript and not the version of record. The published article can be found online at the above URL.
Uncontrolled Keywords: mental health; anxiety; later life; World War Two; childhood trauma
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Primary Care Health Sciences
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2017 09:04
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2019 15:18
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/3746

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