Childhood separation anxiety disorder in patients with adult anxiety disorders

Joshua D. Lipsitz, Lynn Y. Martin, Salvatore Mannuzza, Tim F. Chapman, Michael R. Liebowitz, Donald F. Klein, Abby J. Fyer

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The authors examined the relation between retrospectively reported childhood separation anxiety disorder and adult DSM-III-R anxiety disorders in 252 outpatients at an anxiety disorders research clinic. The prevalence of childhood separation anxiety disorder was significantly greater among patients with two or more lifetime adult anxiety disorder diagnoses than it was among patients with only one anxiety disorder, suggesting that childhood separation anxiety disorder may be a risk factor for multiple anxiety syndromes in adulthood.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)927-929
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Psychiatry
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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