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Prevalence of Anxiety Disorders in Adult Population

Abstract: Between two and ten percent of all people suffer from anxiety disorders.

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Prevalence of Anxiety Disorders in Adult Population

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Written by: Petros Skapinakis, MD, MPH, PhD, lecturer of Psychiatry in the University of Ioannina Medical School, Greece. Eva Gerasi, postgraduate student in the Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital of Ioannina, Greece
First version: 22 Jul 2008.
Latest revision: 22 Jul 2008.

How common are anxiety disorders? Are there any surveys showing the prevalence of some kinds of anxiety disorders?

Answer:

Data from the OPCS 1995 household survey show the following frequencies of anxiety disorders:

All
Women
Men
Generalized anxiety disorder
5 %
5 %
4 %
Phobic disorders
2 %
2 %
1 %
Panic disorder
1 %
1 %
1 %
Obessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
2 %
2 %
1 %
Mixed anxiety and depression
8 %
10 %
5 %
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
5 %
7 %
3 %
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