Panic disorder: Clinical features, neurobiology, and pharmacotherapy

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Abstract

Anxiety disorders are common, debilitating illnesses. Panic disorder is an anxiety disorder with a characteristic clinical presentation. A growing body of neuroanatomical and neurochemical data is beginning to elucidate its pathophysiology. There are currently three types of effective pharmacotherapies for panic disorder: tricyclic antidepressants, monoamine oxidase inhibitors, and high-potency benzodiazepines. The choice of a pharmacologic approach may be guided by considerations of potential side effects and other clinical/pharmacologic concerns.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43S-47S
JournalNew York State Journal of Medicine
Volume91
Issue number11 SUPPL.
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991
Externally publishedYes

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