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Psychiatric disorders common in children with chronic idiopathic urticaria


Children with chronic idiopathic urticaria will often require attention for psychiatric symptoms, if the results of a study of a sample of such children are representative of this patient group as a whole. The study consisted of evaluations of 30 children aged 8-16 years treated at a single center and 30 age- and sex-matched healthy subjects. Evaluation with the Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia for School Age Children-Present and Lifetime Version (K-SADS-PL) revealed psychiatric disorders in 63% of patients. Anxiety disorders were the most frequent diagnoses (33%), including simple phobia (21%) and social anxiety disorder (18%). Evaluations with the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI), the Children's Depression Inventory (CDI) and Child ...

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