Epidemiology

While neurotic disorders are relatively uncommon in clinical populations, there are significant prevalence rates in community samples, indicating that they do not pass easily through the filters on the pathway to care. Surveys using different diagnostic criteria produce different rates of disorder, which makes comparisons difficult. However, some general findings include a female preponderance for most disorders, and a fall in prevalence and incidence rates with age. Most elderly people with neurotic disorders developed them before their fifties, but elderly cases of phobic disorder, panic, and obsessive- compulsive disorder tend to be of later onset. (56)

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