Epidemiology of Anxiety Disorders

Ewald Horwath, Felicia Gould, Myrna M. Weissman

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTextbook in Psychiatric Epidemiology: Third Edition
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Pages311-328
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9780470694671
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StatePublished - Apr 19 2011

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Keywords

  • Anxiety disorders, and anxiety-recognised as a symptom ever since writings of Freud
  • Central feature of DSM-IV social phobia-a persistent, irrational fear accompanied by a compelling desire to avoid situations under the scrutiny of others
  • DSM-III agoraphobia, fear and avoidance-being in places or situations from which escape might be difficult
  • Epidemiological catchment area (ECA) study-first epidemiological survey employing lay interviewers, standardised assessment tool, the diagnostic interview schedule (DIS)
  • Epidemiological community surveys of psychiatric disorders-using DSM-III, DSM-III-R or DSM-IV diagnostic criteria
  • Epidemiology of anxiety disorders
  • Generalised anxiety disorder-DSM-IV-TR criteria for GAD, excessive anxiety and worry difficult to control
  • Mass disasters, natural disasters and terrorist attacks-cultural differences and inconsistent methodology, variability in types of mental health problems
  • Race/ethnicity, in ECA study-no significant differences in prevalence rates, between African-American, Hispanic and white groups
  • Risk factors, and lifetime rates of agoraphobia-higher for women than for men

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  • Medicine(all)

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Horwath, E., Gould, F., & Weissman, M. M. (2011). Epidemiology of Anxiety Disorders. In Textbook in Psychiatric Epidemiology: Third Edition (pp. 311-328). John Wiley and Sons. https://doi.org/10.1002/9780470976739

Epidemiology of Anxiety Disorders. / Horwath, Ewald; Gould, Felicia; Weissman, Myrna M.

Textbook in Psychiatric Epidemiology: Third Edition. John Wiley and Sons, 2011. p. 311-328.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Horwath, E, Gould, F & Weissman, MM 2011, Epidemiology of Anxiety Disorders. in Textbook in Psychiatric Epidemiology: Third Edition. John Wiley and Sons, pp. 311-328. https://doi.org/10.1002/9780470976739
Horwath E, Gould F, Weissman MM. Epidemiology of Anxiety Disorders. In Textbook in Psychiatric Epidemiology: Third Edition. John Wiley and Sons. 2011. p. 311-328 https://doi.org/10.1002/9780470976739
Horwath, Ewald ; Gould, Felicia ; Weissman, Myrna M. / Epidemiology of Anxiety Disorders. Textbook in Psychiatric Epidemiology: Third Edition. John Wiley and Sons, 2011. pp. 311-328
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