External validation of comorbid patterns of anxiety disorders in children and adolescents.

@article{Franco2007ExternalVO,
  title={External validation of comorbid patterns of anxiety disorders in children and adolescents.},
  author={Ximena Franco and Lissette M. Saavedra and Wendy Silverman},
  journal={Journal of anxiety disorders},
  year={2007},
  volume={21 5},
  pages={717-29}
}
To evaluate the external validity of comorbid patterns of anxiety disorders among youth who presented to an anxiety disorders clinic, comorbid cases were compared to "pure" anxiety disorder cases. Children and adolescents (N=329; mean age=10.04 years) and parents were administered structured interviews and four groups were formed, Pure Anxiety, Anxiety+Anxiety, Anxiety+Externalizing, and Anxiety+Depressive, and compared along with four external validation criteria: sociodemographics, clinical… CONTINUE READING