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date: 11 December 2019

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This chapter examines issues related to the classification of anxiety and related disorders. The chapter reviews evidence of the reliability and validity of DSM-IV disorder categories, patterns of comorbidity, models of the relationships between disorders and higher-order personality variables, and evidence of shared genetic vulnerabilities for anxiety disorders. Future research directions, including the movement toward a dimensional classification system, are discussed.

Keywords: anxiety disorders, classification, comorbidity, differential diagnosis, emotional disorders, interview, reliability, validity

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