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The Netherlands study of depression in older persons (NESDO); a prospective cohort study

Hannie C Comijs*, Harm W van Marwijk, Roos C van der Mast, Paul Naarding, Richard C Oude Voshaar, Aartjan TF Beekman, Marjolein Boshuisen, Janny Dekker, Rob Kok, Margot WM de Waal, Brenda WJH Penninx, Max L Stek and Johannes H Smit

BMC Research Notes 2011, 4:524  doi:10.1186/1756-0500-4-524

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Corrections for co morbidity with anxiety disorders

Hannie Comijs   (2012-03-08 12:23)  VU University Medical Center email

The co morbidity rates of anxiety disorders as reported in the paper are not correct. The correct numbers are presented here. In our depressed sample (N=378) 144 persons (38.1%) had a co morbid anxiety disorder. Social phobia (n= 66, 17.5%) was most often present, followed by generalized anxiety disorder (n=37, 9.8%), agoraphobia (n=36, 9.5%), panic disorder with agoraphobia (n= 28, 7.4%), and panic disorder without agoraphobia (n= 26, 6.9%). 11.9% of depressed patients had more than one co morbid anxiety disorder.

Competing interests

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