Phobic disorders in the elderly.

  • Janette Lindesay
  • Published 1991 in
    The British journal of psychiatry : the journal…


Sixty confirmed cases of phobic disorder identified in an urban elderly community sample were compared with 60 controls matched pairwise for age and sex. Cases reported higher rates of specific and non-specific neurotic symptoms, and all were assigned to a diagnostic CATEGO class, compared with seven of the controls. A past history of chronic psychiatric… (More)


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