Depressive comorbidity in children and adolescents with Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Gabriele Masi, Letizia Favilla, Maria Mucci, Stefania Millepiedi

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Abstract

Aim of this study is to examine the effect of depressive comorbidity in 108 children and adolescents with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD). Fifty- five patients with GAD and depression were compared with 53 patients with GAD without depression. Age, gender and socioeconomic status did not differentiate the groups. Patients with comorbid depression had significantly more anxiety symptoms than patients without depression. Clinical presentation of GAD and pattern of comorbidity was similar in the two groups. Subjects with comorbid depression showed a more severe functional impairment, assessed with C-GAS. Data are discussed in the light of conceptualizations about the relationship between anxiety and depression.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)205-215
Number of pages11
JournalChild Psychiatry and Human Development
Volume30
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2000

Keywords

  • Affective Spectrum
  • Comorbidity
  • Depression
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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