Subthreshold syndromes of depression and anxiety in the community.
Symposium "Depression and Anxiety". Montreux (CHE), 1995/06/16.
Nearly 50% of individuals in the community meet threshold or subthreshold diagnostic criteria for depression or anxiety, with depression being far more common.
Co-occurrence of anxiety and depression is common, as the majority of individuals who experience anxiety also manifest threshold-or subthreshold-level depression.
In the current study, addition of subthreshold categories improved the coverage of treated cases in the community by nearly a third ; 61% of subjects were diagnosed according to threshold criteria while 89% were diagnosed according to subthreshold categories.
These results suggest that inclusion of subthreshold-level syndromes enhances the validity of diagnostic systems by increasing the proportion of treated cases that meet diagnostic criteria and by providing a more accurate representation of milder syndromes of depression and anxiety.
Mots-clés Pascal : Association morbide, Etat dépressif, Trouble humeur, Trouble anxieux, Critère, Diagnostic, Traitement, Etude longitudinale, Epidémiologie, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Concomitant disease, Depression, Mood disorder, Anxiety disorder, Criterion, Diagnosis, Treatment, Follow up study, Epidemiology, Human
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