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Child And Adolescents

             The article review is from the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent .
             Psychiatry, Titled Life Course Outcomes of Young People With Anxiety Disorders in .
             Adolescence. The specific aims of the study were to document associations between the.
             extent of anxiety disorder in adolescence and (14 - 16 years) and a range of later mental .
             health, educational, and social functioning outcomes measured in late adolescence and .
             early adulthood (16 - 21 years); and to examine whether associations between the extent .
             of anxiety disorder and later outcomes persisted after statistical adjustment for a range of .
             confounding social background, family, and individual factors (Woodward & Fergusson .
             2001). Participants were a group of cohort children a total of 1,265 (635 males; 630 .
             females) that were a part of a Christchurch Health and Development Study (CHDS) .
             during the mid-1977. It was a longitudinal study which started at birth, 4 months, 1 year, .
             annual intervals to age 16, and again at 18 and 21 years (Woodward & Fergusson 2001). .
             At age 15 and 16 members and their parents were interviewed separately using the .
             Diagnostic Interview Schedule for Children, supplemented by additional items based on .
             DSM-III-R diagnostic Interview (American Psychiatric Association 1987). Parent-.
             reported disorders were assessed with the parent version of the Diagnostic Interview .
             Schedule for Children in addition to items from the Diagnostic Interview Schedule .
             (Robins et al., 1981). A total of 11% met DSM-III-R diagnostic criteria for generalized .
             anxiety, 4.7% for overanxious, 20.6% for simple phobia, 2.9% for social phobia, 1.7% .
             for separation anxiety disorder, and 1.5% for agoraphobia-panic disorder. Over all seven .
             anxiety disorders were assessed and 29.9% of the samples met criteria for at least one .
             Article Review 3.
             anxiety disorder, 9.0% met criteria for two or more disorders, and 2.7% met criteria for .
             three or more disorders (Woodward & Fergusson 2001).

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