Social Anxiety Disorder Strongly Associated with Risk of Depression
Jancin, Bruce, Clinical Psychiatry News
VIENNA -- Social anxiety disorder, regardless of age of onset, is consistently associated with strongly increased risk for subsequent depression, according to 10-year results of the large prospective Early Developmental Stages of Psychopathology Study.
This conclusion is an about-face from an earlier report from the EDSP based on only 4 years of longitudinal follow-up. That report found that social anxiety disorder (SAD) was related to an increased risk of later depression only among individuals aged 18-24 years at SAD onset (Arch. Gen. Psychiatry 2001;58:251-6).
It is now quite clear from the 10-year data that the earlier finding was attributable to insufficient …
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Publication information: Article title: Social Anxiety Disorder Strongly Associated with Risk of Depression. Contributors: Jancin, Bruce - Author. Magazine title: Clinical Psychiatry News. Volume: 36. Issue: 3 Publication date: March 2008. Page number: 34. © 2009 International Medical News Group. COPYRIGHT 2008 Gale Group.
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