Handedness and depression : evidence from a large population survey
|Title:||Handedness and depression : evidence from a large population survey||Authors:||Denny, Kevin||Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/968||Date:||21-May-2008||Abstract:||This paper uses a new large population survey from twelve European countries to measure the association between handedness and depression. It is found that that depressive symptoms are significantly higher amongst left-handed men. While 19% of right handed men report experiencing depressive symptoms for at least a two week period, the figure for left handed men is almost 25%. For women the corresponding percentages are 33% and 36% respectively but the difference is not statistically significant. Using the EURO-D depression scale gives equivalent results. These results are consistent with one finding from an existing small scale study.||Type of material:||Working Paper||Publisher:||University College Dublin. School of Economics||Series/Report no.:||UCD Centre for Economic Research Working Paper Series; WP08/14||Copyright (published version):||University College Dublin. School of Economics, 2008||Subject LCSH:||Left- and right-handedness--Psychological aspects
|Other versions:||http://www.ucd.ie/economics/research/papers/2008/WP08.14.pdf||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Not peer reviewed|
|Appears in Collections:||Economics Working Papers & Policy Papers|
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