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The prevalence of mood and anxiety disorders in Australian women.
Australas Psychiatry. 2010 Jun; 18(3):250-5.AP

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

We aimed to report the prevalence, age-of-onset and comorbidity of mood and anxiety disorders in an age-stratified representative sample of Australian women aged 20 years and over.

METHOD

Mood and anxiety disorders were diagnosed utilising a clinical interview (SCID-I/NP). The lifetime and current prevalence of these disorders was determined from the study population (n = 1095) and standardized to 2006 census data for Australia.

RESULTS

Approximately one in three women (34.8%) reported a lifetime history of any mood and/or anxiety disorder, with mood disorders (30.0%) being more prevalent than anxiety disorders (13.5%). Of these, major depression (23.4%), panic disorder (5.5%) and specific phobia (3.5%) were the most common. The lifetime prevalence of other disorders was low (< or =3%). A total of 14.4% of women were identified as having a current mood and/or anxiety disorder, with similar rates of mood (8.9%) and anxiety disorders (8.0%) observed. The median age-of-onset for mood disorders was 27.0 years and 18.5 years for anxiety disorders.

CONCLUSIONS

This study reports the lifetime and current prevalence of mood and anxiety disorders in the Australian female population. The findings emphasize the extent of the burden of these disorders in the community.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences, Barwon Health, The University of Melbourne, Geelong, VIC, Australia. lanaw@barwonhealth.org.auNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

20482429

Citation

Williams, Lana, et al. "The Prevalence of Mood and Anxiety Disorders in Australian Women." Australasian Psychiatry : Bulletin of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, vol. 18, no. 3, 2010, pp. 250-5.
Williams L, Jacka F, Pasco J, et al. The prevalence of mood and anxiety disorders in Australian women. Australas Psychiatry. 2010;18(3):250-5.
Williams, L., Jacka, F., Pasco, J., Henry, M., Dodd, S., Nicholson, G., Kotowicz, M., & Berk, M. (2010). The prevalence of mood and anxiety disorders in Australian women. Australasian Psychiatry : Bulletin of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, 18(3), 250-5. https://doi.org/10.3109/10398561003731155
Williams L, et al. The Prevalence of Mood and Anxiety Disorders in Australian Women. Australas Psychiatry. 2010;18(3):250-5. PubMed PMID: 20482429.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The prevalence of mood and anxiety disorders in Australian women. AU - Williams,Lana, AU - Jacka,Felice, AU - Pasco,Julie, AU - Henry,Margaret, AU - Dodd,Seetal, AU - Nicholson,Geoffrey, AU - Kotowicz,Mark, AU - Berk,Michael, PY - 2010/5/21/entrez PY - 2010/5/21/pubmed PY - 2010/8/24/medline SP - 250 EP - 5 JF - Australasian psychiatry : bulletin of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists JO - Australas Psychiatry VL - 18 IS - 3 N2 - OBJECTIVE: We aimed to report the prevalence, age-of-onset and comorbidity of mood and anxiety disorders in an age-stratified representative sample of Australian women aged 20 years and over. METHOD: Mood and anxiety disorders were diagnosed utilising a clinical interview (SCID-I/NP). The lifetime and current prevalence of these disorders was determined from the study population (n = 1095) and standardized to 2006 census data for Australia. RESULTS: Approximately one in three women (34.8%) reported a lifetime history of any mood and/or anxiety disorder, with mood disorders (30.0%) being more prevalent than anxiety disorders (13.5%). Of these, major depression (23.4%), panic disorder (5.5%) and specific phobia (3.5%) were the most common. The lifetime prevalence of other disorders was low (< or =3%). A total of 14.4% of women were identified as having a current mood and/or anxiety disorder, with similar rates of mood (8.9%) and anxiety disorders (8.0%) observed. The median age-of-onset for mood disorders was 27.0 years and 18.5 years for anxiety disorders. CONCLUSIONS: This study reports the lifetime and current prevalence of mood and anxiety disorders in the Australian female population. The findings emphasize the extent of the burden of these disorders in the community. SN - 1440-1665 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/20482429/The_prevalence_of_mood_and_anxiety_disorders_in_Australian_women_ L2 - https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.3109/10398561003731155?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&amp;rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&amp;rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -