Comorbidity of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and overanxious disorder
Initially classified as an overanxious reaction by the DSM-II (APA, 1968), revisions soon led to this pattern of excessive worrying being labeled overanxious disorder
(OAD) in DSM-III-R (APA, 1987).
For example, researchers at Griffith University in Nathan, Australia randomly assigned 79 children aged 7-14 years with separation anxiety, overanxious disorder
, or social phobia to receive CBT or CBT plus family management, or to be on a waiting list.
Some diagnoses now applied to children -- including identity disorder, overanxious disorder
and avoidant disorder -- probably will not make DSM's final cut, the authors say.
Behavioral assessment and treatment of overanxious disorder
in children and adolescents.
This is followed sequentially by separation anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety and overanxious disorder
, OCD, and social phobia.
The most frequent diagnoses include phobias (such as intense fear of closed spaces or a variety of animals), oppositional disorder (persistent confrontations and temper tantrums aimed at parents, siblings and teachers), overanxious disorder
(excessive worrying about future events and how one is viewed by others) and sepration anxiety (panic or anxiety when not at home or with parents).
6% of the cohort, followed by generalized anxiety disorder (11%), overanxious disorder