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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.

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

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81%.

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The overall 12 month …

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  • For correspondence: Bridget F Grant PhD, Laboratory of Epidemiology and Biometry, Room 3077, Division of Intramural Clinical and Biological Research, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institutes of Health, MS 9304, 5635 Fishers Lane, Bethesda, MD 20892-9304, USA; bgrant{at}willco.niaaa.nih.gov

  • Sources of funding: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, and National Institute of Drug Abuse, USA.

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