Anxiety and depression are risk factors rather than consequences of functional somatic symptoms in a general population of adolescents: the TRAILS study.

@article{Janssens2010AnxietyAD,
  title={Anxiety and depression are risk factors rather than consequences of functional somatic symptoms in a general population of adolescents: the TRAILS study.},
  author={Karin A. M. Janssens and Judith G. M. Rosmalen and J. Ormel and Floor V. A. van Oort and Albertine J Oldehinkel},
  journal={Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines},
  year={2010},
  volume={51 3},
  pages={304-12}
}
BACKGROUND It is well known that functional somatic symptoms (FSS) are associated with anxiety and depression. However, evidence is lacking about how they are related to FSS. The aim of this study was to clarify these relationships and examine whether anxiety and depression are distinctly related to FSS. We hypothesized that anxiety contributes to the development of FSS and that depression is a consequence of FSS. METHODS FSS, anxiety, and depression were measured in adolescents (N = 2230, 51… CONTINUE READING

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