Anxiety syndromes and their relationship to depressive illness.

  title={Anxiety syndromes and their relationship to depressive illness.},
  author={Jan A. Fawcett and Howard M. Kravitz},
  journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  volume={44 8 Pt 2},
The DSM-III categories of anxiety disorder are reviewed, and a study of anxiety symptoms in subjects with RDC-defined major depression is described. Anxiety appears to be common in major depression; 29% of the sample studied had a history of panic attacks, and moderate psychic anxiety was reported in 62%. Analysis by depressive subtypes showed no differences for the bipolar/unipolar distinction. However, significant differences in anxiety symptoms were seen in the primary vs. secondary and… CONTINUE READING

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