publication . Doctoral thesis . 2017

Anxiety among Adolescents : Measurement, Clinical Characteristics, and Influences of Parenting and Genetics

Olofsdotter, Susanne;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2017
  • Publisher: Uppsala universitet, Institutionen för neurovetenskap
  • Country: Sweden
Anxiety is the most commonly reported mental health problem among adolescents. Still, many adolescents in need of treatment are not detected and the clinical characteristics and etiological pathways of adolescent anxiety are under-researched topics. This thesis examined the clinical utility of the Swedish versions of the Spence Children’s Anxiety Scale (SCAS) and the clinical characteristics of multiple anxiety disorders among psychiatrically referred adolescents, and the influence of parenting and oxytocin gene (OXT) variants on anxiety among adolescents in the general population.  Studies employed cross-sectional and longitudinal designs and were based on ques...
free text keywords: Adolescent, anxiety, assessment, prevalence, comorbidity, parenting, oxytocin, gene–environment interaction, differential susceptibility, Neurosciences, Neurovetenskaper
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