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Anxiety disorders are considered typical of childhood and early adulthood, but are in fact also commonly experienced in community-dwelling older adults. Approximately 15-50% experience significant anxiety, with 1.2-15% attracting a formal diagnosis of anxiety related disorder. This proportion rises to over 20% in carers of people with dementia. Anxiety disorder in the elderly is therefore twice as common as dementia and four to six times more common than major depression.

Type

Journal article

Journal

The Practitioner

Publication Date

01/02/2016

Volume

260

Pages

17 - 20