Age of onset of mental disorders: a review of recent literature.

@article{Kessler2007AgeOO,
  title={Age of onset of mental disorders: a review of recent literature.},
  author={Ronald C Kessler and G. Paul Amminger and Sergio A Aguilar-Gaxiola and Jordi Alonso and S Lee and T Bedirhan Ust{\"u}n},
  journal={Current opinion in psychiatry},
  year={2007},
  volume={20 4},
  pages={
          359-64
        }
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW The aim of this article is to review recent epidemiological research on age-of-onset of mental disorders, focusing on the WHO World Mental Health surveys. RECENT FINDINGS Median and inter-quartile range (IQR; 25th-75th percentiles) of age-of-onset is much earlier for phobias (7-14, IQR 4-20) and impulse-control disorders (7-15; IQR 4-35) than other anxiety disorders (25-53, IQR 15-75), mood disorders (25-45, IQR 17-65), and substance disorders (18-29, IQR 16-43). Although… CONTINUE READING

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