Journal article

Parent- and child-reported anxiety disorders differentiating major depressive disorder and dysthymic disorder in children and adolescents

Alasdair Vance, Jo Winther

Australasian Psychiatry | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To date, specific parent- and child-defined anxiety disorders associated with dysthymic disorder (DD; DSM-5 persistent depressive disorder equivalent) with and without major depressive disorder (MDD) have not been investigated in children and adolescents. METHOD: In a cross-sectional study, we compared point prevalence rates of parent- and child-reported anxiety disorders in DD alone (N = 154), MDD alone (N = 29), comorbid DD and MDD (N = 130) and anxiety disorders alone (N = 126) groups. RESULTS: DD alone and MDD alone did not differ with respect to comorbid anxiety disorders from parent and child reports, while parent-reported panic disorder (PD) was significantly increased in t..

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