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Prevalence of comorbid anxiety disorders in schizophrenia spectrum disorders: A literature review

V Pokos, DJ Castle

Current Psychiatry Reviews | Published : 2006

Abstract

Objective: We conducted a comprehensive review of the English language literature on the comorbidity of anxiety symptoms/disorders in schizophrenia spectrum disorders (SSDs) in order to determine: their prevalence rates in clinical and non-clinical populations, the temporal relationship of anxiety comorbidity to SSDs, and the effect of comorbidity on outcome. Method: Medline and PsychInfo databases were searched, from 1966 to September 2004 and 1887 to September 2004 respectively. Results: Overall lifetime prevalence rates for any anxiety disorder ranged from 30% to 85% with most studies showing rates higher than in the general population. In more than 50% of patients, the anxiety disorder p..

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