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Lifetime mood, anxiety, and drug use disorders are common in the United States population

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Q What are the national lifetime prevalence and associations of specific mood, anxiety, and drug use disorders in the United States?


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Cross sectional study.

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General population, US, 2001–02.

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43 093 people aged over 18 years old (National Epidemiological Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC) sample).

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Face to face interview using the Alcohol Use Disorder and Associated Disabilities Interview Schedule DSM-IV Version. The anxiety and mood disorder diagnoses assessed were social phobia, generalised anxiety disorder, specific phobia, panic disorder (with and without agoraphobia), mania, hypomania, dysthymia, and major depression. People with mood and anxiety disorders solely due to drug use, bereavement, or a medical condition were excluded from analyses. The …

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  • For correspondence: Bridget F Grant, PhD, Laboratory of Epidemiology and Biometry, Room 3077, Division of Intramural Clinical and Biological Research, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institutes of Health, MS 9304, 5635 Fishers Lane, Bethesda, MD 20892-9304, USA; bgrant{at}

  • Sources of funding: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and National Institute on Drug Abuse.