Social anxiety disorder and the risk of depression: a prospective community study of adolescents and young adults.

@article{Stein2001SocialAD,
  title={Social anxiety disorder and the risk of depression: a prospective community study of adolescents and young adults.},
  author={Murray B. Stein and Michaela Fuetsch and Nicolle M{\"u}ller and Michael Hoefler and Roselind Lieb and Hans-Ulrich Wittchen},
  journal={Archives of general psychiatry},
  year={2001},
  volume={58 3},
  pages={251-6}
}
BACKGROUND Social anxiety disorder (SAD) (also known as "social phobia") is frequently comorbid with major depression, and in such cases, almost always precedes it. This has led to interest in SAD as a possible modifier of the risk and/or course of mood disorders. METHODS Data come from a prospective, longitudinal epidemiologic study of adolescents and young adults (aged 14-24 years) in Munich, Germany. Respondent diagnoses (N = 2548) at baseline and follow-up (34-50 months later) are… CONTINUE READING
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