Title Risk factors for the onset of panic and generalised anxiety disorders in the general adult population: A systematic review of cohort studies
Authors Moreno-Peral, Patricia, Conejo-Ceron, Sonia, MOTRICO MARTINEZ , EMMA, Rodriguez-Morejon, Alberto, Fernandez, Anna, Garcia-Campayo, Javier, Roca, Miquel, Serrano-Blanco, Antoni, Rubio-Valera, Maria, Angel Bellon, Juan, MOTRICO MARTINEZ , EMMA
External publication No
Means J. Affect. Disord.
Scope Review
Nature Científica
JCR Quartile 1
SJR Quartile 1
JCR Impact 3.38300
SJR Impact 2.01200
Area International
Publication date 15/10/2014
ISI 000341483100045
Scopus Id 2-s2.0-84905397197
DOI 10.1016/j.jad.2014.06.021
Abstract Background: We aimed to assess available evidence on risk factors associated with the onset of panic disorder (PD) and/or generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) in cohort studies in the general adult population. Methods: Systematic review using MEDUNE, PsyclINFO and Embase. Search terms included panic disorder, generalised anxiety disorder, cohort studies and risk factors. Results: We finally selected 21 studies, involving 163,366 persons with a median follow-up of 5 years. 1) Sociodemographic factors: PD was associated with age, female gender, and few economic resources. GAD was associated with age, non-Hispanics and Blacks, being divorced or widowed, and few economic resources. 2) Psychosocial factors: PD was associated with smoking and alcohol problems. GAD was associated with stressful life events in childhood and adulthood, and personality. 3) Physical and mental health factors: PD was associated with the number of physical diseases suffered and the joint hypermobility syndrome. PD was also associated with a parental history of mental disorders, as well as with other anxiety disorders and other mental health problems in the person affected. GAD was associated with a parental history of mental disorders, as well as with other anxiety disorders and other mental health problems in the person affected, plus already having received psychiatric care. Limitations.: Few studies examined the same risk factors. Conclusions.: Socioclemographic, psychosocial and mental physical health risk factors vvere determinant for the onset of PD and GAD in the general adult population. These findings could be useful for developing preventive interventions in PD and GAD. (C) 2014 Elsevier BM. All rights reserved.
Keywords Anxiety disorders; Panic disorder; Generalised anxiety disorder; Risk factors; Systematic review
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