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Clinical Characteristics of Anxiety Disordered Youth
Journal of Anxiety Disorders
  • Philip C. Kendall, Temple University, Child and Adolescent Anxiety Disorders Clinic, 1701 North 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122, United States
  • Scott N. Compton, Duke University Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, DUMC Box 3527, Durham, NC 27710, United States
  • John T. Walkup, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 600 North Wolfe St., Baltimore, MD 21287, United States
  • Boris Birmaher, Western Psychiatric Institute and CLinic, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 3811 O’Hara St. Pittsburgh, PA 15213, United States
  • Anne Marie Albano, New York State Psychiatric Insititute, Columbia University Medical Center, 1051 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10032, United States
  • Joel Sherrill, Division of Services and Intervention Research, National Institute of Mental Health, 6001 Executive Blvd., MSC 9633, Bethesda, MD 20892, United States
  • Golda Ginsburg, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 600 North Wolfe St., Baltimore, MD 21287, United States
  • Moira Rynn, New York State Psychiatric Insititute, Columbia University Medical Center, 1051 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10032, United States
  • James McCracken, University of California at Los Angeles, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, 760 Westwood Plaza, 68-251B, Los Angeles, CA 90095, United States
  • Elizabeth A. Gosch, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Courtney Pierce Keeton, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 600 North Wolfe St., Baltimore, MD 21287, United States
  • Lindsey Bergman, University of California at Los Angeles, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, 760 Westwood Plaza, 68-251B, Los Angeles, CA 90095, United States
  • Dara Sakolsky, Western Psychiatric Institute and CLinic, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 3811 O’Hara St. Pittsburgh, PA 15213, United States
  • Cindy Suveg, Department of Psychology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, United States
  • Satish Iyengar
  • John March, Duke University Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, DUMC Box 3527, Durham, NC 27710, United States
  • John Piacentini, University of California at Los Angeles, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, 760 Westwood Plaza, 68-251B, Los Angeles, CA 90095, United States
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
4-1-2010
Abstract
Reports the characteristics of a large, representative sample of treatment-seeking anxious youth (N=488). Participants, aged 7-17 years (mean 10.7 years), had a principal DSM-IV diagnosis of separation anxiety disorder (SAD), generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), or social phobia (SP). Although youth with a co-primary diagnosis for which a different disorder-specific treatment would be indicated (e.g., major depressive disorder, substance abuse) were not included, there were few other exclusion criteria. Participants and their parent/guardian underwent an extensive baseline assessment using a broad array of measures capturing diagnostic status, anxiety symptoms and severity, and areas of functional impairment. Means and standard deviations of the measures of psychopathology and data on diagnostic status are provided. The sample had moderate to severe anxiety disorder and was highly comorbid, with 55.3% of participants meeting criteria for at least one non-targeted DSM-IV disorder. Anxiety disorders in youth often do not present as a single/focused disorder: such disorders in youth overlap in symptoms and are highly comorbid among themselves.
PubMed ID
20206470
Comments

This article was published in the Journal of Anxiety Disorders, Volume 24, Issue 3, April 2010, Pages 360-365.

The published version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.janxdis.2010.01.009

Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ltd

Citation Information
Philip C. Kendall, Scott N. Compton, John T. Walkup, Boris Birmaher, et al.. "Clinical Characteristics of Anxiety Disordered Youth" Journal of Anxiety Disorders Vol. 24 Iss. 3 (2010) p. 360 - 365
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/elizabeth_gosch/2/