Anxiety disorders in older Puerto Rican primary care patients.

  title={Anxiety disorders in older Puerto Rican primary care patients.},
  author={David F. Tolin and Julie T. Robison and Sonia Gaztambide and Karen Blank},
  journal={The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry},
  volume={13 2},
OBJECTIVE Authors examined the frequency and comorbidity of anxiety disorders among aging Puerto Ricans seen in primary care. METHODS A group of 303 middle-aged and older low-socioeconomic-status Puerto Ricans attending primary-care clinics were surveyed, using a Spanish-language diagnostic interview. RESULTS Twenty-four percent of participants met probable DSM criteria for at least one anxiety disorder in the previous year, especially generalized anxiety disorder, specific phobia, and… CONTINUE READING
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