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Lifetime prevalence of panic disorder is about 5% in the USA

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 Q How common is panic disorder with agoraphobia, panic disorder without agoraphobia, and agoraphobia without a history of panic disorder in the USA?

METHODS

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Cross sectional study.

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General population, USA; 2001–02.

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43 093 community dwelling adults aged over 18 years.

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Participants were assessed using the Alcohol Use Disorder and Associated Disabilities Interview Schedule – DSM-IV version (AUDADIS-IV). People with organic or substance induced disorders were excluded.

Embedded ImageOutcomes:

Diagnosis of panic disorder with agoraphobia, panic disorder without agoraphobia, or agoraphobia without panic disorder.

Embedded ImageFollow up:

81%.

MAIN RESULTS

The overall 12 month and lifetime prevalence rates for panic disorder (with or without agoraphobia) were 2.1% and 5.1%. The 12 month and lifetime prevalence rates for panic disorder with agoraphobia were 0.6% and 1.1%, while …

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