Thirty outpatients with panic disorder (PD) were treated at an anxiety clinic using a symptom-focused approach. Thirteen (43%) had no history of major depressive disorder (MDD), 12 (40%) had a history of secondary MDD, and 5 (17%) had a history of primary MDD. The outcome was equally good in patients with no history of MDD (77% had good or excellent outcomes) and patients with a history of secondary MDD (83% had good or excellent outcomes). Patients with a history of primary MDD had the worst outcomes. These findings agree with earlier studies showing the secondary MDD does not adversely affect prognosis of patients presenting for treatment of PD.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - 1991|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Psychiatry and Mental health