Anxious children in adulthood : A prospective study of adjustment.
To prospectively examine psychosocial functioning in young adulthood for children and adolescents with anxiety disorders.
This 8-year prospective study compared psychosocial functioning in young adults (mean age 22 years) who had histories of early-onset anxiety disorders, comorbid anxiety and depressive disorders, or no history of psychiatric illness (NPI).
Follow-up interviews assessed subjects'residential, educational, occupational, and marital status ; utilization of mental health services ; and psychological status.
Anxious subjects without histories of depression were less likely than NPI controls to be living independently.
Anxious-depressed subjects were less likely than controls to be working or in school ; more likely than purely anxious subjects to utilize mental health services ; and more likely than both anxious and control subjects to report psychological problems, most frequently depression.
Overall, results suggest that children with anxiety disorders are relatively well adjusted in young adulthood.
However, a history of comorbid depression is prognostic of a more negative outcome.
Mots-clés Pascal : Antécédent, Trouble anxieux, Association morbide, Etat dépressif, Trouble humeur, Etude longitudinale, Statut professionnel, Statut conjugal, Utilisation, Service santé, Santé mentale, Prospective, Adaptation, Difficulté psychologique, Adulte jeune, Homme, Lieu habitation
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Antecedent, Anxiety disorder, Concomitant disease, Depression, Mood disorder, Follow up study, Professional status, Marital status, Use, Health service, Mental health, Prospective, Adaptation, Psychological difficulty, Young adult, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0293827
Code Inist : 002B18C08E. Création : 15/07/1997.