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OBJECTIVE To present nationally representative data on 12-month and lifetime prevalence, correlates and comorbidity of social anxiety disorder (SAD) among adults in the United States as determined by the 2001-2002 National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions. DESIGN Face-to-face survey. SETTING The United States. PARTICIPANTS Adults(More)
BACKGROUND To examine sex differences in DSM-IV subclinical and pathological gambling in nationally representative data of the US population. METHOD Data come from a large (n = 43093) representative sample of the adult US population. RESULTS The lifetime prevalence rate of DSM-IV pathological gambling was 0.64% (95% CI 0.50-0.78) for men and 0.23% (95%(More)
INTRODUCTION Prior research suggests that racial minority groups in the United States are more vulnerable to develop a gambling disorder than whites. However, no national survey on gambling disorders exists that has focused on ethnic differences. METHODS Analyses of this study were based on the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related(More)
CONTEXT Psychiatric disorders and substance use during pregnancy are associated with adverse outcomes for mothers and their offspring. Information about the epidemiology of these conditions in this population is lacking. OBJECTIVE To examine sociodemographic correlates, rates of DSM-IV Axis I psychiatric disorders, substance use, and treatment seeking(More)
CONTEXT Although young adulthood is often characterized by rapid intellectual and social development, college-aged individuals are also commonly exposed to circumstances that place them at risk for psychiatric disorders. OBJECTIVES To assess the 12-month prevalence of psychiatric disorders, sociodemographic correlates, and rates of treatment among(More)
CONTEXT Although there are indications that antipsychotic drugs are increasingly used to treat children and adolescents, little is known about the characteristics of those who receive them. OBJECTIVE To examine national trends and patterns in antipsychotic treatment of youth seen by physicians in office-based medical practice. DESIGN Analysis of(More)
OBJECTIVE Depression is highly prevalent among illicit drug users, and this co-occurrence is associated with poorer treatment outcomes. However, there has been limited empirical attention toward developing and assessing behavioral interventions for depression among illicit drug users. The objective of the current study was to test the efficacy of(More)
CONTEXT Although bipolar disorder may have its onset during childhood, little is known about national trends in the diagnosis and management of bipolar disorder in young people. OBJECTIVES To present national trends in outpatient visits with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder and to compare the treatment provided to youth and adults during those visits. (More)
OBJECTIVE Reliance on the categorical model of psychiatric disorders has led to neglected study of posttraumatic sequelae that fall short of full criteria for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Substantial disability and suicidal risk is associated with subthreshold PTSD, but this association has not been well studied. In addition, no studies have(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the study was to present nationally representative data on the lifetime independent association between attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and psychiatric co-morbidity, correlates, quality of life and treatment seeking in the USA. METHOD Data were derived from a large national sample of the US population. Face-to-face(More)