Anxiety neurosis among psychiatric outpatients

Robert A. Woodruff, Samuel B. Guze, Paula J. Clayton

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Anxiety neurosis, a common disorder, is seen with relative infrequency in psychiatric hospitals and perhaps even in psychiatric clinics. Sixty-two patients given the diagnosis of anxiety neurosis in a psychiatric clinic are described in this report. The data suggest that anxiety neurotics who do come to a psychiatrist are likely to have secondary affective disorder, alcoholism, or severe phobias. Anxiety neurotics with and without secondary affective disorder are compared. In similar fashion, anxiety neurotics with and without alcoholism are compared. This is no evidence that patients with either additional illness should be separated from the larger group of anxiety neurotics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)165-170
Number of pages6
JournalComprehensive Psychiatry
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1972

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