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Long-Term Course and Outcome of Panic Disorder

Mark H. Pollack, M.D., and Michael W. Otto, Ph.D.

Published: October 1, 1997

Article Abstract

The longitudinal course of panic disorder is an issue of critical clinical and research importance.For many patients, panic disorder may be a manifestation of an underlying, lifelong predisposition toanxiety with a chronic course, often requiring ongoing maintenance therapy. In this paper, we reviewsome of the pertinent follow-up studies of patients with panic disorder treated with antidepressants,high-potency benzodiazepines, and cognitive behavior therapy, as well as data from longitudinalstudies.

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Volume: 58

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