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Making sense of informant disagreement for overanxious disorder.

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Foley, DL; Rutter, M; Angold, A; Pickles, A; Maes, HM; Silberg, JL; Eaves, LJ
Published in: J Anxiety Disord
2005

A community sample of 2798 8-17-year-old twins and their parents completed a personal interview about the child's current psychiatric history on two occasions separated by an average of 18 months. Parents also completed a personal interview about their own lifetime psychiatric history at entry to the study. Results indicate that informant agreement for overanxious disorder (OAD) was no better than chance, and most cases of OAD were based on only one informant's ratings. Disagreement about level of OAD symptoms or presence of another disorder (mostly phobias or depression) accounted for most cases of informant disagreement: 60% of cases based only on child interview, 67% of cases based only on maternal interview, and 100% of cases based only on paternal interview. OAD diagnosed only by maternal interview was also distinguished by an association with maternal alcoholism and increasingly discrepant parental reports of marital difficulties. Given the substantial overlap in case assignments for DSM-III-R OAD and DSM-IV GAD, these findings may identify sources of informant disagreement that generalize to juvenile GAD.

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J Anxiety Disord

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0887-6185

Publication Date

2005

Volume

19

Issue

2

Start / End Page

193 / 210

Location

Netherlands

Related Subject Headings

  • Twins
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Prevalence
  • Parents
  • Observer Variation
  • Male
  • Humans
  • Female
  • Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
  • Conduct Disorder
 

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Foley, D. L., Rutter, M., Angold, A., Pickles, A., Maes, H. M., Silberg, J. L., & Eaves, L. J. (2005). Making sense of informant disagreement for overanxious disorder. J Anxiety Disord, 19(2), 193–210. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.janxdis.2004.01.006
Foley, Debra L., M. Rutter, A. Angold, A. Pickles, H. M. Maes, J. L. Silberg, and L. J. Eaves. “Making sense of informant disagreement for overanxious disorder.J Anxiety Disord 19, no. 2 (2005): 193–210. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.janxdis.2004.01.006.
Foley DL, Rutter M, Angold A, Pickles A, Maes HM, Silberg JL, et al. Making sense of informant disagreement for overanxious disorder. J Anxiety Disord. 2005;19(2):193–210.
Foley, Debra L., et al. “Making sense of informant disagreement for overanxious disorder.J Anxiety Disord, vol. 19, no. 2, 2005, pp. 193–210. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.janxdis.2004.01.006.
Foley DL, Rutter M, Angold A, Pickles A, Maes HM, Silberg JL, Eaves LJ. Making sense of informant disagreement for overanxious disorder. J Anxiety Disord. 2005;19(2):193–210.
Journal cover image

Published In

J Anxiety Disord

DOI

ISSN

0887-6185

Publication Date

2005

Volume

19

Issue

2

Start / End Page

193 / 210

Location

Netherlands

Related Subject Headings

  • Twins
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Prevalence
  • Parents
  • Observer Variation
  • Male
  • Humans
  • Female
  • Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
  • Conduct Disorder