Somatic symptoms in children with anxiety disorders: an exploratory cross-sectional study of the relationship between subjective and objective measures.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10143/333646
Title:
Somatic symptoms in children with anxiety disorders: an exploratory cross-sectional study of the relationship between subjective and objective measures.
Authors:
Kristensen, Hanne; Oerbeck, Beate; Torgersen, Halvor S; Hansen, Berit Hjelde; Wyller, Vegard Bruun
Citation:
European child and adolescent psychiatry. 2014, 23 (9):795-803
Additional Links:
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00787-013-0512-9

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dc.contributor.authorKristensen, Hanneen_GB
dc.contributor.authorOerbeck, Beateen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTorgersen, Halvor Sen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHansen, Berit Hjeldeen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWyller, Vegard Bruunen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-04T09:04:28Z-
dc.date.available2014-11-04T09:04:28Z-
dc.date.issued2014-09-
dc.identifier.citationEuropean child and adolescent psychiatry. 2014, 23 (9):795-803en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1435-165X-
dc.identifier.pmid24390719-
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s00787-013-0512-9-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10143/333646-
dc.description.abstractSymptoms of childhood anxiety disorders include activation of bodily stress systems to fear stimuli, indicating alterations of the autonomic nervous system (ANS). Self-reported somatic symptoms are frequently reported, while studies including objective measures of ANS are scarce and show inconsistent results. Even less studied is the relationship between subjective and objective measures of somatic symptoms in anxious children. Increased knowledge of this relationship may have relevance for treatment programmes for anxiety disorders. This cross-sectional study examined subjective and objective measures of ANS responsiveness in a clinical sample of children with anxiety disorders (7-13 years; n = 23) and in healthy controls (HC; n = 22) with equal distributions of gender and age. The subjective measure used was the Multidimensional Anxiety Scale for Children, which includes a subscale on somatic symptoms. The objective measures consisted of an orthostatic challenge (head-up tilt test), and an isometric muscular exercise (handgrip) while the participants were attached to the Task Force Monitor, a combined hardware and software device used for continuous, non-invasive recording of cardiovascular variables. The anxiety disorder group reported significantly more somatic symptoms than HCs (both by mother and child reports). In contrast, no relevant differences in cardiovascular variables were demonstrated between the anxiety group and HCs. Finally, there were no significant correlations between subjective and objective measures in either group. Because of the small sample size, the findings must be interpreted carefully, but the results do not support previous reports of functional alterations of the ANS in anxious children.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00787-013-0512-9en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to European child & adolescent psychiatryen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten_GB
dc.subject.meshAnxiety Disordersen_GB
dc.subject.meshAutonomic Nervous Systemen_GB
dc.subject.meshCase-Control Studiesen_GB
dc.subject.meshChilden_GB
dc.subject.meshChild Behavioren_GB
dc.subject.meshComorbidityen_GB
dc.subject.meshCross-Sectional Studiesen_GB
dc.subject.meshFearen_GB
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshGalvanic Skin Responseen_GB
dc.subject.meshHand Strengthen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshMaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshNorwayen_GB
dc.subject.meshSomatoform Disordersen_GB
dc.subject.meshTilt-Table Testen_GB
dc.titleSomatic symptoms in children with anxiety disorders: an exploratory cross-sectional study of the relationship between subjective and objective measures.en
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.typepeer revieweden
dc.identifier.journalEuropean child & adolescent psychiatryen_GB
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