Panic Disorder: Other Conditions That May Occur
- Depression, which occurs in about half of people who have panic disorder.
- Anxiety and anxiety disorders, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder.
- Substance abuse problems with drugs or alcohol, which often are a result of attempts to cope with panic attacks.
- Social anxiety disorder, a fear of being humiliated in public.
- Body dysmorphic disorder, a focus on a real or imagined defect in physical appearance.
- Hypochondriasis, a fear of having a serious disease based on real or imagined symptoms.
- Somatization disorders, the presence of physical symptoms that are caused by mental conditions.
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- American Psychiatric Association (2009). Practice guideline for the treatment of patients with panic disorder. Available online: http://www.psychiatryonline.com/pracGuide/loadGuidelinePdf.aspx?file=PanicDisorder_2e_PracticeGuideline.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Lisa S. Weinstock, MD - Psychiatry|
|Last Revised||September 15, 2010|
Last Revised: September 15, 2010
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