Anxiety in older adults: Correlates, comorbidities and prognosis with lifespan perspectives

Bernice Josina Astrid Gulpers

Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisExternal prepared

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The aim of this thesis was to conduct a broad study of anxiety in the elderly. After all, anxiety complaints are among the most common mental complaints among the elderly. Through this research, it was determined that anxiety is a risk factor for the development of dementia. In the presence of anxiety, memory problems arose in particular, and problems with executive functions in women. This thesis also showed that age is not an exclusion criterion for offering therapy to the elderly with panic disorder, both in the elderly with and without personality problems. Finally, it was noted that elderly people with depression and anxiety complaints recovered less often fully compared to elderly people with depression without anxiety complaints.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
  • Verhey, Frans, Supervisor
  • Oude Voshaar, R C, Supervisor, External person
  • Köhler, Sebastian, Co-Supervisor
Award date26 Jun 2019
Place of PublicationMaastricht
Print ISBNs9789463236805
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Anxiety
  • Dementia
  • Elderly
  • Depression


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