Prevalence, incidence, morbidity and treatment patterns in a cohort of patients diagnosed with anxiety in UK primary care.

@article{MartnMerino2010PrevalenceIM,
  title={Prevalence, incidence, morbidity and treatment patterns in a cohort of patients diagnosed with anxiety in UK primary care.},
  author={Elisa Mart{\'i}n-Merino and Ana Ruig{\'o}mez and Mari-Ann Wallander and Sonny L. Johansson and Luis Alberto Garc{\'i}a-Rodr{\'i}guez},
  journal={Family practice},
  year={2010},
  volume={27 1},
  pages={
          9-16
        }
}
BACKGROUND Anxiety disorders are common and can cause substantial quality of life impairment. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the frequency of anxiety in UK primary care. Treatment patterns and factors associated with an anxiety diagnosis were also assessed. METHODS The Health Improvement Network was used to identify all patients aged 10-79 years with a new diagnosis of anxiety in 2002-04 (n = 40 873) and age-, sex- and calendar-year-matched controls (n = 50 000). A… CONTINUE READING

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