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Depression-anxiety relationships with chronic physical conditions: results from the World Mental Health Surveys.
J Affect Disord. 2007 Nov; 103(1-3):113-20.JA

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Prior research on the association between affective disorders and physical conditions has been carried out in developed countries, usually in clinical populations, on a limited range of mental disorders and physical conditions, and has seldom taken into account the comorbidity between depressive and anxiety disorders.

METHODS

Eighteen general population surveys were carried out among adults in 17 countries as part of the World Mental Health Surveys initiative (N=42, 249). DSM-IV depressive and anxiety disorders were assessed using face-to-face interviews with the Composite International Diagnostic Interview (CIDI 3.0). Chronic physical conditions were ascertained via a standard checklist. The relationship between mental disorders and physical conditions was assessed by considering depressive and anxiety disorders independently (depression without anxiety; anxiety without depression) and conjointly (depression plus anxiety).

RESULTS

All physical conditions were significantly associated with depressive and/or anxiety disorders but there was variation in the strength of association (ORs 1.2-4.5). Non-comorbid depressive and anxiety disorders were associated in equal degree with physical conditions. Comorbid depressive-anxiety disorder was more strongly associated with several physical conditions than were single mental disorders.

LIMITATIONS

Physical conditions were ascertained via self report, though for a number of conditions this was self-report of diagnosis by a physician.

CONCLUSIONS

Given the prevalence and clinical consequences of the co-occurrence of mental and physical disorders, attention to their comorbidity should remain a clinical and research priority.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Psychological Medicine, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, PO Box 7343 Wellington South, New Zealand. kate.scott@otago.ac.nzNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article
Multicenter Study
Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17292480

Citation

Scott, K M., et al. "Depression-anxiety Relationships With Chronic Physical Conditions: Results From the World Mental Health Surveys." Journal of Affective Disorders, vol. 103, no. 1-3, 2007, pp. 113-20.
Scott KM, Bruffaerts R, Tsang A, et al. Depression-anxiety relationships with chronic physical conditions: results from the World Mental Health Surveys. J Affect Disord. 2007;103(1-3):113-20.
Scott, K. M., Bruffaerts, R., Tsang, A., Ormel, J., Alonso, J., Angermeyer, M. C., Benjet, C., Bromet, E., de Girolamo, G., de Graaf, R., Gasquet, I., Gureje, O., Haro, J. M., He, Y., Kessler, R. C., Levinson, D., Mneimneh, Z. N., Oakley Browne, M. A., Posada-Villa, J., ... Von Korff, M. (2007). Depression-anxiety relationships with chronic physical conditions: results from the World Mental Health Surveys. Journal of Affective Disorders, 103(1-3), 113-20.
Scott KM, et al. Depression-anxiety Relationships With Chronic Physical Conditions: Results From the World Mental Health Surveys. J Affect Disord. 2007;103(1-3):113-20. PubMed PMID: 17292480.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Depression-anxiety relationships with chronic physical conditions: results from the World Mental Health Surveys. AU - Scott,K M, AU - Bruffaerts,R, AU - Tsang,A, AU - Ormel,J, AU - Alonso,J, AU - Angermeyer,M C, AU - Benjet,C, AU - Bromet,E, AU - de Girolamo,G, AU - de Graaf,R, AU - Gasquet,I, AU - Gureje,O, AU - Haro,J M, AU - He,Y, AU - Kessler,R C, AU - Levinson,D, AU - Mneimneh,Z N, AU - Oakley Browne,M A, AU - Posada-Villa,J, AU - Stein,D J, AU - Takeshima,T, AU - Von Korff,M, Y1 - 2007/02/09/ PY - 2006/11/02/received PY - 2007/01/05/revised PY - 2007/01/09/accepted PY - 2007/2/13/pubmed PY - 2008/2/8/medline PY - 2007/2/13/entrez SP - 113 EP - 20 JF - Journal of affective disorders JO - J Affect Disord VL - 103 IS - 1-3 N2 - BACKGROUND: Prior research on the association between affective disorders and physical conditions has been carried out in developed countries, usually in clinical populations, on a limited range of mental disorders and physical conditions, and has seldom taken into account the comorbidity between depressive and anxiety disorders. METHODS: Eighteen general population surveys were carried out among adults in 17 countries as part of the World Mental Health Surveys initiative (N=42, 249). DSM-IV depressive and anxiety disorders were assessed using face-to-face interviews with the Composite International Diagnostic Interview (CIDI 3.0). Chronic physical conditions were ascertained via a standard checklist. The relationship between mental disorders and physical conditions was assessed by considering depressive and anxiety disorders independently (depression without anxiety; anxiety without depression) and conjointly (depression plus anxiety). RESULTS: All physical conditions were significantly associated with depressive and/or anxiety disorders but there was variation in the strength of association (ORs 1.2-4.5). Non-comorbid depressive and anxiety disorders were associated in equal degree with physical conditions. Comorbid depressive-anxiety disorder was more strongly associated with several physical conditions than were single mental disorders. LIMITATIONS: Physical conditions were ascertained via self report, though for a number of conditions this was self-report of diagnosis by a physician. CONCLUSIONS: Given the prevalence and clinical consequences of the co-occurrence of mental and physical disorders, attention to their comorbidity should remain a clinical and research priority. SN - 0165-0327 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17292480/Depression_anxiety_relationships_with_chronic_physical_conditions:_results_from_the_World_Mental_Health_Surveys_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0165-0327(07)00017-1 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -