Anxiety disorders as a risk factor for subsequent depression.

  title={Anxiety disorders as a risk factor for subsequent depression.},
  author={Pamela J Horn and Lisa A. Wuyek},
  journal={International journal of psychiatry in clinical practice},
  volume={14 4},
Abstract Introduction. Patients with comorbid depression and anxiety disorders have a higher suicide risk, increased social and vocational dysfunction and more severe and refractory illness. Methods. This paper reviews the studies examining the temporal relationship between onset of anxiety disorders and depression. Results. The highest rates of subsequent depression have been found in generalized anxiety disorder, followed by panic disorder and social anxiety disorder. The largest numbers of… CONTINUE READING
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