Depression and panic attacks: The significance of overlap as reflected in follow-up and family study data Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Fear
  • Panic

abstract

  • Ninety-one patients with panic attacks limited historically to depressive episodes had more severe depressive symptoms and were less likely to recover during a 2-year follow-up than 417 depressed patients who did not have panic attacks. Family study data clearly distinguished another 15 patients with panic disorder and secondary depression; interviewed relatives of panic disorder patients were significantly less likely to have primary depression and significantly more likely to have various anxiety disorders. These data support the hierarchical system by which many of the contemporary diagnostic systems separate panic disorder and major depression.

publication date

  • January 1988

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1176/ajp.145.3.293

PubMed ID

  • 3344844

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 293

end page

  • 300

volume

  • 145

number

  • 3