Journal article

DIFFERENTIAL-DIAGNOSIS AND DRUG-TREATMENT OF PANIC DISORDER, ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION

GD BURROWS, FK JUDD, TR NORMAN

CNS DRUGS | ADIS INTERNATIONAL LTD | Published : 1994

Abstract

Depression and anxiety disorders are under-recognised in clinical practice. They are relatively common psychiatric disorders, affecting 2 to 5% of the population per year. Symptoms of depression and anxiety frequently co-exist in a given patient. Recent diagnostic criteria allow a differential diagnosis to be made based on the history of the symptomatology in the current psychiatric episode. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-III-R), although not the only diagnostic scheme available, has become widely used, particularly for the diagnosis of anxiety states. Despite the relatively clear-cut diagnostic criteria of the DSM-III-R, the problem of comorbidity of diagnose..

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