Handedness and depression : evidence from a large population survey

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dc.contributor.author Denny, Kevin
dc.date.accessioned 2009-03-30T13:35:51Z
dc.date.available 2009-03-30T13:35:51Z
dc.date.copyright University College Dublin. School of Economics, 2008 en
dc.date.issued 2008-05-21
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/968
dc.description.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. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University College Dublin. School of Economics en
dc.relation.ispartofseries UCD Centre for Economic Research Working Paper Series en
dc.relation.ispartofseries WP08/14 en
dc.subject.lcsh Left- and right-handedness--Psychological aspects en
dc.subject.lcsh Depression, Mental en
dc.title Handedness and depression : evidence from a large population survey en
dc.type Working Paper en
dc.internal.authorurl Kevin Denny (web page) en
dc.internal.authorurl http://www.ucd.ie/research/people/economics/drkevinjmdenny/ en
dc.internal.authorid UCD0005 en
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dc.internal.webversions http://www.ucd.ie/economics/research/papers/2008/WP08.14.pdf en
dc.status Not peer reviewed en
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