Diagnosis and prevalence

Beth Patterson, Michael Van Ameringen and Mark H. Pollack

in Generalized Anxiety Disorders

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ISBN: 9780199557837
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199607341 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Psychiatry Library

Diagnosis and prevalence

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• The diagnostic criteria for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) have evolved considerably since its inception. • Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM)-IV-TR and International Classification of Diseases (ICD)-10 both diagnose similar rates of GAD, in spite of different criteria. • Worldwide rates of lifetime DSM-IV GAD range from 2.3% to 5.7%.

Chapter.  3647 words. 

Subjects: Psychiatry

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