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Q What is the prevalence of social anxiety disorder (SAD) in the USA and what factors are associated with this disorder?
43 093 people aged 18 and over residing in households or group quarters.
Participants were assessed in a face to face interview, which included the DSM-IV diagnostic assessment, Alcohol Use Disorder and Associated Disabilities Interview Schedule-DSM-IV (AUDADIS-IV), for diagnosis of anxiety disorders (including SAD), substance use disorders, and major mood disorders.
Lifetime and 12 month prevalence of SAD, prevalence of comorbid DSM-IV psychiatric disorders in people with SAD.
Follow up period:
Lifetime and 12 months.
The 12 month prevalence of SAD was 2.8% (95% CI 2.5% to 3.1%) and the lifetime prevalence was 5.0% (95% CI 4.6% to 5.4%). The mean age of onset of SAD was 15.1 years, and the mean duration was 16.3 years. The lifetime …
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