OBJECTIVES: To evaluate frequency and severity of separation anxiety (SA) symptoms, as well as frequency of DSM-IV diagnosis of childhood separation anxiety disorder (CSAD) and adult separation anxiety disorder (ASAD), in a group of patients with bipolar disorder (BD) when compared with patients with panic disorder (PD) or major depression (MDD) and to a control group of healthy individuals (HC). METHODS: Outpatients with, respectively, bipolar I disorder (BD), PD, MDD and a group of individuals with no psychiatric diagnoses (HC) were assessed for diagnosis by the SCID-I and for SA by the Structured Clinical Interview for Separation Anxiety Symptoms (SCI-SAS), the Separation Anxiety Symptoms Inventory (SASI) and the Adult Separation Anxiety Checklist (ASA-CL). RESULTS: Thirty-one patients with BD without comorbid PD (BD-PD), 22 with BD with comorbid PD (BD + PD), 24 with PD, 20 with MDD and 15 HC were included in the analyses. As to childhood SA, the BD-PD group had higher scores th...
|Autori:||PINI S; ABELLI M; MAURI M; MUTI M; IAZZETTA P; BANTI S; CASSANO GB|
|Titolo:||Clinical correlates and significance of separation anxiety in patients with bipolar disorder|
|Anno del prodotto:||2005|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|