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Social phobia among the elderly


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Title: Social phobia among the elderly
Authors: Karlsson, Björn
E-mail: bjorn.karlsson@neuro.gu.se
Issue Date: 2-May-2013
University: University of Gothenburg. Sahlgrenska Academy
Institution: Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology. Department of Psychiatry and Neurochemistry
Parts of work: I. Karlsson B, Klenfeldt IF, Sigstrom R, Waern M, Ostling S, Gustafson D, Skoog I. Prevalence of social phobia in non-demented elderly from a Swedish population study. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 2009, 17:127-135.
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II. Karlsson B, Sigstrom R, Waern M, Ostling S, Gustafson D, Skoog I. The prognosis and incidence of social phobia in an elderly population. A 5-year follow-up. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica. 2010 Jul;122(1):4-10.
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III. Karlsson B, Ostling S, Waern M, Skoog I. The prevalence of social phobia and depression and its relation to personality traits in 75- and 85-year olds without dementia. (Manuscript).

IV. Karlsson B, Johansson B, Ostling S, Waern M, Skoog I. Social phobia in relation to cognitive functioning in 75- and 85-year olds without dementia. (Manuscript).
Date of Defence: 2013-05-24
Disputation: Fredagen den 24 maj 2013, kl. 13.00, Tore Ahnhoff, Medicinaregatan 16, Göteborg
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine)
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: Psychiatry
social phobia
epidemiology
elderly
Abstract: Background: Social phobia is common and often associated with impairment in daily activities and reduced quality of life. Comorbidity with depression and other anxiety disorders is not unusual in social phobia. Few studies have examined social phobia in elderly populations. Methods: The study samples were derived from the Prospective Population Study of Women (PPSW) and from the H70, the H75 and the H85 birth cohort studies in Gothenburg, Sweden. All study samples comprised a general population... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-8700-1
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/32385
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