Publications [#256078] of Linda K. George

Papers Published

  1. Tweed, JL; Schoenbach, VJ; George, LK; Blazer, DG (1989). The effects of childhood parental death and divorce on six-month history of anxiety disorders.. The British Journal of Psychiatry : the Journal of Mental Science, 154, 823-828.
    (last updated on 2019/05/24)

    Abstract:
    Duke Epidemiologic Catchment Area (ECA) data were used to examine the relationships between: (a) early childhood maternal death, paternal death, and parental separation/divorce, and (b) six-month DIS/DSM-III diagnoses of agoraphobia with and without panic attacks, simple phobia, social phobia, panic disorder, generalised anxiety disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Associations were found between: (a) maternal death and agoraphobia with panic attacks, and (b) parental separation/divorce and agoraphobia with panic attacks and panic disorder. The associations could not be explained by the effects of potentially confounding socio-demographic factors.