Academic Highlights: Panic Disorder: Making Clinical Sense of the Latest Research
J Clin Psychiatry 1997;58(3):127-134
© Copyright 2016 Physicians Postgraduate Press, Inc.
Purchase This PDF for $40.00
If you are not a paid subscriber, you may purchase the PDF.
(You'll need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.)
Receive immediate full-text access to JCP. You can subscribe to JCP online-only ($86) or print + online ($156 individual).
With your subscription, receive a free PDF collection of the NCDEU Festschrift articles. Hurry! This offer ends December 31, 2011.
If you are a paid subscriber to JCP and do not yet have a username and password, activate your subscription now.
As a paid subscriber who has activated your subscription, you have access to the HTML and PDF versions of this item.
Click here to login.
Did you forget your password?
Still can't log in? Contact the Circulation Department at 1-800-489-1001 x4 or send email
Click to enlarge page
In his opening remarks, Jonathan R. T. Davidson, M.D., noted that the concept of quality of life—“the impact of illnesses on everyday life, everyday functioning, personal contentment, and health-seeking behaviors”—has only recently received recognition as an important consideration in the treatment of all anxiety disorders, including panic disorder.
According to Dr. Davidson, quality of life is generally measured in three separate domains: personal happiness, which may be assessed in part by examining the patient’s relationships and tendencies toward substance abuse and suicide attempts; role functioning, which includes work and family adjustment and the pursuit of social and leisure activities; and health status, which encompasses the patient’s use of medical resources and limitations on functioning. He stressed that all three domains must be addressed when evaluating the impact of treatment on quality of life in panic disorder.