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Relationships between social anxiety, depressive symptoms, and antisocial behaviors: Evidence from a prospective study of adolescent boys
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology. Örebro University, Sweden.
2009 (English)In: Journal of Anxiety Disorders, ISSN 0887-6185, E-ISSN 1873-7897, Vol. 23, no 5, 718-724 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Little is understood about generalized and non-generalized social anxiety disorder (SAD) and their associations With co-occurring internalizing and externalizing problems in adolescence. In the present study, we investigated adolescent boys with SAD symptoms and considered depressive symptoms as well as antisocial behaviors when looking for patterns during two developmental time periods: junior high and high school. Participants in the analyses were part of a longitudinal study. No patterns were found linking antisocial problems and non-generalized SAD in either junior high or high school. Furthermore, it was uncommon for youths in the non-generalized SAD Subgroup to develop comorbidity over time. The generalized SAD subgroup of boys, however, was likely to develop comorbidity either with depressive symptoms only or with depressive symptoms and antisocial tendencies. Our findings Suggest that developmental pathways for SAD subgroups may differ. 

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2009. Vol. 23, no 5, 718-724 p.
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Social anxiety disorder, Depressive symptoms, Antisocial tendencies, Adolescent boys, Prospective study
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-60238DOI: 10.1016/j.janxdis.2009.02.011ISI: 000265657700021OAI: diva2:434442

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Available from: 2011-08-15 Created: 2011-08-11 Last updated: 2015-08-13Bibliographically approved

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