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Psychiatr Pol. 2004 Jul-Aug;38(4):603-9.

[Comorbidity of different forms of anxiety disorders and depression].

[Article in Polish]

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  • 1Kliniki Psychiatrii AM we Wrocławiu.



Comorbidity of some anxiety disorders and depression were examined in order to compare their statistical closeness.


Patients treated in an out-patient care center for psychiatric disorders and/or family medicine were recruited. Persons that have anxiety and depressive symptoms as a consequence of somatic illnesses or consequence of other psychiatric disorders were excluded. Disorders were diagnosed a with diagnostic questionnaire based on Schedule for Assessment in Neuropsychiatry (SCAN), version 2.0, according to ICD-10 criteria. Analyses include selected disorders: generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, agoraphobia, specific phobias, social phobia and depression.


104 patients were included. 35 of them (33.7%) had anxiety disorders, 13 persons (12.5%) have depression. Analyses show that in patients with generalized anxiety disorder, depression occurred at least twice as often as in the remaining patients (odds ratio = 7.1), while in patients with agoraphobia the occurrence of panic disorder increased at least by 2.88 times (odds ratio = 11.9). In other disorders the odds ratios was greater than 1, but the differences were not statistically significant.


Depression/generalized anxiety disorder and agoraphobia/panic disorder were shown to be statistically closer than other disorders.

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