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Easing the burden of panic disorder: comorbidity, diagnosis, and implications for treatment

Easing the burden of panic disorder: comorbidity, diagnosis, and implications for treatment
Easing the burden of panic disorder: comorbidity, diagnosis, and implications for treatment
Panic disorder (PD) is typically a distressing, chronic, and recurrent mental disorder associated with a high rate of comorbidity with other mood, anxiety, and substance abuse disorders, increased risk of medical morbidity and mortality, and marked impairment of functioning and reduced quality of life. Most patients with PD first seek treatment in emergency room or general practice settings. In the overwhelming majority of cases, PD patients present with primarily somatic symptoms, many of which are common to medical illnesses. It is, therefore, not surprising that PD is often misdiagnosed and that patients with this disorder often spend years seeking treatment and undergoing costly and unnecessary tests and medical consultations before receiving a correct diagnosis. Better diagnosis and treatment of PD to achieve remission and prevent relapse has the potential to reduce the burden of this illness to the individual and society.
panic disorder, panic, diagnosis, comorbidity, treatment
1092-8529
5-11
Baldwin, David
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Baldwin, David
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Baldwin, David (2005) Easing the burden of panic disorder: comorbidity, diagnosis, and implications for treatment. CNS Spectrums, 9 (Supplement 12), 5-11.

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Abstract

Panic disorder (PD) is typically a distressing, chronic, and recurrent mental disorder associated with a high rate of comorbidity with other mood, anxiety, and substance abuse disorders, increased risk of medical morbidity and mortality, and marked impairment of functioning and reduced quality of life. Most patients with PD first seek treatment in emergency room or general practice settings. In the overwhelming majority of cases, PD patients present with primarily somatic symptoms, many of which are common to medical illnesses. It is, therefore, not surprising that PD is often misdiagnosed and that patients with this disorder often spend years seeking treatment and undergoing costly and unnecessary tests and medical consultations before receiving a correct diagnosis. Better diagnosis and treatment of PD to achieve remission and prevent relapse has the potential to reduce the burden of this illness to the individual and society.

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Published date: 2005
Keywords: panic disorder, panic, diagnosis, comorbidity, treatment

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Local EPrints ID: 62492
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/62492
ISSN: 1092-8529
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Date deposited: 21 Apr 2009
Last modified: 13 Mar 2019 20:27

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