Anxiety neurosis among psychiatric outpatients

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

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Abstract

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
Volume13
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1972

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Funding Information:
From the Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO. Supported in part by USPHS Grants MH-13002. MH-09247, MN-14635, and MH-05804. Robert A. Woodruff, Jr., M. D.: Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes and Renard Hospitals, St. Louis, MO. Samuel B. Guze, M. D.: Professor of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes and Renard Hospitals, St. Louis, MO. Paula J. Clayton, M. D.: Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes and Renard Hospitals, St. Louis, MO.

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