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A Life Course Approach to Mental Disorders$
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Karestan C. Koenen, Sasha Rudenstine, Ezra Susser, and Sandro Galea

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199657018

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657018.001.0001

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Life course epidemiology of anxiety disorders

Life course epidemiology of anxiety disorders

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(p.97) Chapter 9 Life course epidemiology of anxiety disorders
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A Life Course Approach to Mental Disorders
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Renee D. Goodwin

Katja Beesdo-Baum

Susanne Knappe

Dan J. Stein

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657018.003.0009

Anxiety disorders are considered the most common and earliest occurring mental disorders. They are associated with social, academic, and occupational impairment in childhood, and increased risk of a range of mental health problems throughout development and into adulthood. This chapter examines the prevalence, correlates, risk factors, continuity/outcomes, and treatment of specific phobia, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, separation anxiety disorder, social phobia, and obsessive–compulsive disorder over the life course. Also discussed are the implications of a life course approach on the epidemiology of anxiety disorders for clinical work, public health, and future research.

Keywords:   anxiety disorder, panic, separation anxiety disorder, phobia, obsessive–compulsive disorder, life course epidemiology, risk factors

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