Title

Clinical Characteristics of Anxiety Disordered Youth

Authors

Philip C. Kendall, Temple University, Child and Adolescent Anxiety Disorders Clinic, 1701 North 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122, United StatesFollow
Scott N. Compton, Duke University Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, DUMC Box 3527, Durham, NC 27710, United StatesFollow
John T. Walkup, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 600 North Wolfe St., Baltimore, MD 21287, United StatesFollow
Boris Birmaher, Western Psychiatric Institute and CLinic, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 3811 O’Hara St. Pittsburgh, PA 15213, United StatesFollow
Anne Marie Albano, New York State Psychiatric Insititute, Columbia University Medical Center, 1051 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10032, United StatesFollow
Joel Sherrill, Division of Services and Intervention Research, National Institute of Mental Health, 6001 Executive Blvd., MSC 9633, Bethesda, MD 20892, United StatesFollow
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 StatesFollow
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 StatesFollow
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 StatesFollow
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 StatesFollow
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 StatesFollow
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 StatesFollow

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.

Publication Title

Journal of Anxiety Disorders

Volume

24

Issue

3

First Page

360

Last Page

365

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