Disorders of mood and anxiety in adolescents

Adolesc Med Clin. 2006 Feb;17(1):79-95. doi: 10.1016/j.admecli.2005.10.001.


Mood disorders and anxiety disorders contribute significantly to morbidity and mortality during adolescence. These disorders often persist or recur in adulthood. Clinical presentations in the primary care setting are myriad and often confusing. Early recognition, differentiation from physical and other psychiatric disorders, and accurate diagnosis lead to more appropriate treatment and improved outcome. Collaboration among primary care providers and mental health professionals is key to reducing the suffering from these disorders for adolescents and their families.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adolescent Behavior
  • Adolescent Psychiatry / methods*
  • Anxiety Disorders / diagnosis*
  • Anxiety Disorders / epidemiology
  • Anxiety Disorders / therapy*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Male
  • Mood Disorders / diagnosis*
  • Mood Disorders / epidemiology
  • Mood Disorders / therapy*
  • Prognosis
  • Risk Assessment
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Sex Distribution