Response to treatment in panic disorder with associated depression

Richard J Maddock, K. H. Blacker

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalPsychopathology
Volume24
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1991

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Psychology(all)

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