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Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and anxiety symptoms in older adults


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Title: Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and anxiety symptoms in older adults
Authors: Nilsson, Johan
E-mail: johan.nilsson@neuro.gu.se
Issue Date: 11-Sep-2019
University: University of Gothenburg. Sahlgrenska Academy
Institution: Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology. Department of Psychiatry and Neurochemistry
Parts of work: Nilsson J, Östling S, Waern M, Karlsson B, Sigstrom R, Guo X, Skoog I. (2012). The 1-Month Prevalence of Generalized Anxiety Disorder According to DSM-IV, DSM-V, and ICD-10 Among Nondemented 75-Year-Olds in Gothenburg, Sweden. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 20(11): 963-972
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Nilsson J, Sigstrom R, Östling S, Waern M, Skoog I (2018). Changes in the expression of worries, anxiety, and generalized anxiety disorder with increasing age: A population study of 70 to 85-year-olds. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 34(2): 249-257
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Nilsson J, Najar J, Sundh V, Johansson L, Zettergren A, Östling S, Waern M, Skoog I. Midlife anxiety, but not worry, increases risk of late-life dementia: A 44-year follow-up of the Prospective Population Study of Women. Submitted
Date of Defence: 2019-10-04
Disputation: Fredagen den 4 oktober 2019, kl. 9.00, Hörsal Arvid Carlsson, Academicum, Medicinaregatan 3, Göteborg
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine)
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: Anxiety
Worry
GAD
Epidemiology
Abstract: Anxiety is a broad concept, difficult to detect and recognize. Expression may shift over the lifetime further complicating identification. Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is one of the most common anxiety disorders in older adults; however, the true nature remains unclear. Research on older populations is lacking, even though the proportion of older adults is growing larger. The aim of this thesis was to increase the understanding of anxiety symptoms and GAD, by exploring changes in the expre... more
ISBN: ISBN 978-91-7833-530-5 (PRINT)
ISBN 978-91-7833-531-2 (PDF)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/60766
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