Symptom profiles of patients with DSM-III anxiety disorders

O. G. Cameron, B. A. Thyer, Randolph Nesse, G. C. Curtis

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Abstract

The authors used symptom profiles, demographic data, and other variables to compare 316 patients representing all specific DSM-III anxiety disorders except posttraumatic stress disorder to each other and to published norms for both an unselected psychiatric outpatient population and normal subjects. The results support the grouping of these disorders, with the possible exception of obsessive-compulsive disorder, into one general diagnostic category of 'anxiety disorders'. The distinction between the specific diagnoses of simple phobia and social phobia was also supported; however, the differentiation between panic disorder, agoraphobia, and generalized anxiety was only weakly supported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1132-1137
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Psychiatry
Volume143
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

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Anxiety Disorders
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
Agoraphobia
Panic Disorder
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders
Psychiatry
Outpatients
Anxiety
Demography
Population
Social Phobia
Specific Phobia

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Cameron, O. G., Thyer, B. A., Nesse, R., & Curtis, G. C. (1986). Symptom profiles of patients with DSM-III anxiety disorders. American Journal of Psychiatry, 143(9), 1132-1137.

Symptom profiles of patients with DSM-III anxiety disorders. / Cameron, O. G.; Thyer, B. A.; Nesse, Randolph; Curtis, G. C.

In: American Journal of Psychiatry, Vol. 143, No. 9, 1986, p. 1132-1137.

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Cameron, OG, Thyer, BA, Nesse, R & Curtis, GC 1986, 'Symptom profiles of patients with DSM-III anxiety disorders', American Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 143, no. 9, pp. 1132-1137.
Cameron, O. G. ; Thyer, B. A. ; Nesse, Randolph ; Curtis, G. C. / Symptom profiles of patients with DSM-III anxiety disorders. In: American Journal of Psychiatry. 1986 ; Vol. 143, No. 9. pp. 1132-1137.
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