Panic Disorder

C P Szabo

Abstract


Panic disorder (PD) is a prevalent anxiety disorder with lifetimeprevalence rates ranging from 1.1% to 3.7% in the general populationand 3.0% to 8.3% in clinic settings.[1]The presence of agoraphobia inpatients with PD is associated with substantial severity, comorbidity(e.g. major depression, other anxiety disorders, alcohol abuse) andfunctional impairment.[1]

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/sajpsychiatry.v19i3.949

Submitted: 11 January 2016
Published: 30 August 2013




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