The developmental epidemiology of anxiety disorders: phenomenology, prevalence, and comorbidity.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

This article argues that the quality of diagnostic tools used to measure anxiety disorders in children and adolescents has improved enormously in the past few years. As a result, prevalence estimates are less erratic, understanding of comorbidity is increasing, and the role of impairment as a criterion for "caseness" is considered more carefully. Several of the instruments developed for epidemiologic research are now being used in clinical settings. Further integration of laboratory methods and clinical and epidemiologic ideas will benefit children with anxiety disorders and their families.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Costello, EJ; Egger, HL; Angold, A

Published Date

  • October 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 14 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 631 - vii

PubMed ID

  • 16171696

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1056-4993

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.chc.2005.06.003


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States