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By Eric J. L. Griez (Editor), Carlo Faravelli (Editor), David Nutt (Editor), Joseph Zohar (Editor)

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Demographics and Risk Factors Generalised anxiety disorder is twice as common among women as among men. , 1994). Risk factors for GAD are being separated, widowed or divorced (the same risk factors as for panic disorder), and unemployment or being a homemaker is a significant correlate of GAD. , 1998) suggests that being widowed is not a risk factor. EPIDEMIOLOGY OF ANXIETY DISORDERS ——————————————— 15 Natural Course Generalised anxiety disorder appears to have a chronic course. Woodman et al. (1999) conducted a five-year follow-up study comparing primary GAD patients to panic disorder patients.

These features cut across phenomenological subtypes and may be useful in defining homogeneous subgroups with distinct treatment outcomes (Rasmussen and Eisen, 1992). Pigott (1998) also describes core features of OCD and subdivides them in two categories: altered risk appraisal versus need for completeness/symmetry. Prevalence For OCD, prevalence figures have been gradually growing over the years, as is the case for social phobia. Formerly OCD was thought to be quite rare, as people did not easily request treatment due to fear or shame (Rasmussen and Eisen, 1992).

Arch Gen Psychiatry 55: 1017–1024. Wittchen HU, Zhao S, Kessler RC, Eaton WW (1994) DSM-III-R generalised anxiety disorder in the National Comorbidity Survey. Arch Gen Psychiatry 51: 355–364. Wolfe J, Erickson DJ, Sharkansky EJ, King DW, King, LA (1999) Course and predictors of posttraumatic stress disorder among Gulf War veterans: A prospective analysis. J Consult Clin Psychol 67: 520–528. Woodman CL, Noyes R Jr, Black DW, Schlosser S, Yagla SJ (1999) A 5-year follow-up study of generalised anxiety disorder and panic disorder.

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