Pharmacologic treatment of panic disorder

Murray Stein, Thomas Steckler, Jeffrey D. Lightfoot, Elizabeth Hay, Andrew W. Goddard

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Comprehensive management of panic disorder involves a wide array treatments and interventions to reduce symptoms and increase functionality. This chapter provides an overview of the pharmacologic treatment of panic disorder including aspects of assessment, treatment selection and the biologic mechanisms of the illness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBehavioral Neurobiology of Anxiety and Its Treatment
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9783642029110
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010

Publication series

NameCurrent Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences
ISSN (Print)1866-3370
ISSN (Electronic)1866-3389


  • Anxiety
  • Benzodiazepine
  • Panic
  • Pharmacology
  • SNRI
  • SSRI
  • TCA
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Medicine(all)

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Stein, M., Steckler, T., Lightfoot, J. D., Hay, E., & Goddard, A. W. (2010). Pharmacologic treatment of panic disorder. In Behavioral Neurobiology of Anxiety and Its Treatment (pp. 469-485). (Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences; Vol. 2). Springer Verlag.