Co-morbidity of obsessive-compulsive disorder and other anxiety disorders with child and adolescent mood disorders

I. Paul, V. K. Sinha, S. Sarkhel, S. K. Praharaj

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Objective: To assess the co-morbidity of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and other anxiety disorders in child and adolescent mood disorders. Methods: A total of 100 patients aged < 18 years with mood disorders according to the DSM-IV-TR were screened for OCD and other anxiety disorders using Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia for School-Age Children-Present and Lifetime version. Results: The prevalence of co-morbid anxiety disorders was 22%; OCD was present in 4%, and subthreshold obsessive-compulsive symptoms were present in 2%. Among others, 8% had panic disorder, 7% had generalised anxiety disorder, 3% had separation anxiety disorder, and 1% had social phobia; multiple anxiety disorders were present in 3% of patients. Conclusion: Co-morbid anxiety disorder was found in one-fifth of children and adolescents with mood disorder.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)58-63
Number of pages6
JournalEast Asian Archives of Psychiatry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2015


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Medicine(all)

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