The generalized anxiety spectrum: prevalence, onset, course and outcome

@article{Angst2008TheGA,
  title={The generalized anxiety spectrum: prevalence, onset, course and outcome},
  author={Jules Angst and Alex Gamma and David S. Baldwin and Vladeta Ajdacic-Gross and Wulf R{\"o}ssler},
  journal={European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience},
  year={2008},
  volume={259},
  pages={37-45}
}
  • J. Angst, A. Gamma, W. Rössler
  • Published 1 February 2009
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience
BackgroundGeneralized anxiety disorder (GAD) is generally considered to be a chronic condition, waxing and waning in severity; however prospective investigation of the course of GAD in community samples is lacking. This study seeks to fill that gap, by identifying the whole spectrum of generalized anxiety syndromes, sub-typing them according to their duration and frequency of occurrence, and evaluating their long-term course and outcome in the community.MethodThe prospective Zurich Study… 

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