Panic attacks and panic disorder

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Panic disorder is a devastating condition with a higher prevalence in female patients and young adults. Panic disorder is frequently associated with major depression, agoraphobia, substance abuse, suicide attempts, and impaired quality of life. Only one half of the subjects with panic disorder seek care for their attacks, and those who seek care tend to present to primary care and emergency department settings. If treated appropriately, panic disorder has a favorable prognosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)275-282
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Family Practice
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 1996


  • Panic disorder
  • diagnosis
  • emergency medicine
  • family practice
  • health care services
  • health care utilization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Family Practice


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