24. The Epidemiology of Depression and Anxiety in Children and Adolescents

  1. Ming T. Tsuang2,3,
  2. Mauricio Tohen4,5 and
  3. Peter B. Jones6
  1. Kathleen Ries Merikangas and
  2. Erin F. Nakamura

Published Online: 19 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470976739.ch24

Textbook of Psychiatric Epidemiology, Third Edition

Textbook of Psychiatric Epidemiology, Third Edition

How to Cite

Merikangas, K. R. and Nakamura, E. F. (2011) The Epidemiology of Depression and Anxiety in Children and Adolescents, in Textbook of Psychiatric Epidemiology, Third Edition (eds M. T. Tsuang, M. Tohen and P. B. Jones), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470976739.ch24

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Center for Behavioral Genomics, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla CA 92039, USA

  2. 3

    Harvard Institute of Psychiatric Epidemiology & Genetics, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA

  3. 4

    Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Health Science Centre at San Antonio, USA

  4. 5

    Division of Mood and Anxiety Disorders, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 7526 Louis Pasteur Drive, San Antonio TX 78229-3900, USA

  5. 6

    Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, Box 189, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge CB2 2QQ, UK

Author Information

  1. Genetic Epidemiology Research Branch, Intramural Research Program, NIMH, Porter Neuroscience Research Center, 35 Convent Dr., MSC 3720, Bethesda MD 20892-3720, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 15 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470694671

Online ISBN: 9780470976739

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Keywords:

  • epidemiology of depression - and anxiety in children and adolescents;
  • magnitude, of major depressive disorder (MDD) in community studies;
  • community samples of children and adolescents - using DSM-IV criteria;
  • prevalence of DSM-IV depression - in community samples of children and adolescents;
  • Specific Phobia and Social Anxiety Disorder - prevalent anxiety disorders in youth, and panic disorder and obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD), rare in children under 12;
  • lifetime prevalence of major depression and anxiety - community surveys of mental disorders in youth;
  • correlates and risk factors - development of mental disorders in children;
  • gastrointestinal disorders - associated with childhood anxiety;
  • parental and familial factors - family structure, lack of an intact home, associated with development of depression in childhood and adolescence;
  • impact of childhood mood and anxiety disorders - mental and physical comorbidity, associated with poorer functional outcomes among children with anxiety disorders

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Magnitude of depression and anxiety in children and adolescents

  • Correlates and risk factors

  • Service patterns and impact

  • Summary

  • References