Childhood history of anxiety disorders among adults with social phobia: rates, correlates, and comparisons with patients with panic disorder.

@article{Otto2001ChildhoodHO,
  title={Childhood history of anxiety disorders among adults with social phobia: rates, correlates, and comparisons with patients with panic disorder.},
  author={Michael W Otto and Mark H. Pollack and Kristin M Maki and Rebecca Gould and John J. Worthington and Jordan W. Smoller and Jerrold F. Rosenbaum},
  journal={Depression and anxiety},
  year={2001},
  volume={14 4},
  pages={209-13}
}
We examined the rates and correlates of a childhood history of anxiety disorders in 100 adults with a primary diagnosis of social phobia (social anxiety disorder). Adulthood and childhood disorders were assessed by experienced clinicians with structured clinical interviews. Rates of childhood anxiety disorders were evaluated to diagnostic comorbidity and a comparison group of patients with panic disorder. Onset of social phobia occurred before age 18 in 80% of the sample. Over half of the… CONTINUE READING

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