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This study examined the value of the DSM-IV time criterion for panic disorder (PD) requiring an abrupt onset to panic attacks (PAs) with a time to peak intensity (TTPI) of less than 10 min, and evaluated features distinguishing rapid onset (TTPI < 10) from prolonged onset (TTPI > 10) panickers. Eight hundred and sixty-four respondents to the National(More)
This paper introduces a new self-report inventory, the NIMH Panic Questionnaire (NIMH PQ), for obtaining and quantifying comprehensive information about the clinical characteristics of panic disorder in patients with previously diagnosed or suspected illness. Fifty-two patients who met DSM-III-R criteria for panic disorder completed the NIMH PQ; their(More)
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