Comorbidity of Anxiety and Depression in Youth: Implications for Treatment and Prevention

Comorbidity of Anxiety and Depression in Youth: Implications for Treatment and Prevention

Essay Question: The authors discuss high rates of comorbidity between anxious and depressive disorders in youth. They posit three primary explanations for the high rates of comorbidity, including 1) symptom overlap, 2) common etiological factors, and 3) negative sequelae of anxiety in youth. Briefly describe pathway 1 (symptom overlap; 2 points) and pathway 3 (anxiety as a risk for depression; 3 points). Paper Citation: Garber & Weersing, (2010). Comorbidity of anxiety and depression in youth: Implications for treatment and prevention. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 17, 293-306.


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