What happens to anxiety disorders in later life?

Byrne, Gerard J. A. (2002) What happens to anxiety disorders in later life?. Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria, 24 Suppl 1: 41-47. doi:10.1590/S1516-44462002000500014

Author Byrne, Gerard J. A.
Title What happens to anxiety disorders in later life?
Journal name Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1516-4446
Publication date 2002
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1590/S1516-44462002000500014
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 24
Issue Suppl 1
Start page 41
End page 47
Total pages 7
Editor Helena M Calil
Sergio Luis Blay
Place of publication Brazil
Publisher Associacao Brasileira de Psiquiatria
Collection year 2002
Language eng
Subject C1
321021 Psychiatry
730211 Mental health
Formatted abstract
Anxiety disorders decline in prevalence with advancing age but remain more common than depressive disorders. They are often of late-onset and there is frequent comorbidity with depressive disorders and physical illness. While anxiety disorders in older people are likely to respond to the same non-pharmacological interventions that have been shown to work in younger people, there is currently little formal evidence of this. Although there is some evidence that the non-benzodiazepine anxiolytic medication, buspirone, is effective against late life anxiety symptoms, clinical trials in older people with rigorously diagnosed anxiety disorders are needed. An anxiety scale with demonstrated reliability and validity in older people is needed for screening for pathological anxiety and for measuring change in older patients undergoing treatment for anxiety disorders.
Keyword Anxiety
Anxiety disorders
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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