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Prevalence, comorbidity and predictors of anxiety disorders among children and adolescents

(2020) Prevalence, comorbidity and predictors of anxiety disorders among children and adolescents. Asian Journal of Psychiatry. ISSN 18762018 (ISSN)

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Abstract

Childhood anxiety may lead to serious health consequences in later life. The present study provides the prevalence, comorbidity, and predictors of anxiety disorders among children and adolescents. This was a cross-sectional national project that was implemented on 28,698 children and adolescents in Iran. Participants entered the study by multistage cluster sampling with an equal number of each gender and three age groups (6-9, 10-14, and 15-18 years) within each cluster. The tools used in this research were the demographic questionnaire and K-SADS-PL. To analyze the data logistic regression and chi-square tests were used in SPSS (ver. 16). The prevalence of anxiety disorder in children and adolescents was 13.2 in boys and 15.1 in girls. Furthermore, gender, age, place of residence and history of psychiatric hospitalization of parents could predict anxiety disorders. Anxiety disorders had comorbidity with behavioral disorders, neurodevelopmental disorders, mood disorders, psychotic disorders, substance abuse disorders, and elimination disorders. According to our findings in this study, anxiety disorders affect the performance, health and life of children and adolescents, identifying the childhood anxiety, as well as finding diseases that are associated with anxiety disorders, can help in the prevention of the disorder. © 2020 Elsevier B.V.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Anxiety disorder Children and adolescents Comorbidity Predictors Prevalence adolescent adolescent health adult Article child child health cross-sectional study demography female hospitalization human Iran major clinical study male prediction priority journal social status
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Journal or Publication Title: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
Journal Index: Scopus
Volume: 53
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajp.2020.102059
ISSN: 18762018 (ISSN)
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
URI: http://eprints.medilam.ac.ir/id/eprint/2826

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