The effects of childhood parental death and divorce on six-month history of anxiety disorders.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Duke Epidemiologic Catchment Area (ECA) data were used to examine the relationships between: (a) early childhood maternal death, paternal death, and parental separation/divorce, and (b) six-month DIS/DSM-III diagnoses of agoraphobia with and without panic attacks, simple phobia, social phobia, panic disorder, generalised anxiety disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Associations were found between: (a) maternal death and agoraphobia with panic attacks, and (b) parental separation/divorce and agoraphobia with panic attacks and panic disorder. The associations could not be explained by the effects of potentially confounding socio-demographic factors.

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Cited Authors

  • Tweed, JL; Schoenbach, VJ; George, LK; Blazer, DG

Published Date

  • June 1989

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 154 /

Start / End Page

  • 823 - 828

PubMed ID

  • 2597890

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0007-1250

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1192/bjp.154.6.823


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England