John J. Schwab

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The State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) is one of the most widely used scales for the evaluation of anxiety in medical and, to a lesser extent, psychiatric patients. Although there is a relatively large amount of STAI data about anxiety for individuals with a variety of psychiatric disorders, the results of many anxiety studies include only state or trait(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the utilization of medical specialists by anxiety disorder patients. The setting was a university's clinical outpatient drug trails for anxiety disorders. The participants were subjects identified by advertisement and diagnosed by psychiatric interviews and, in some instances, also by structured interviews. The(More)
BACKGROUND Functional impairment scales are increasingly used to evaluate subjects with a variety of mental disorders. METHODS We evaluated the work, social, and family disabilities of 228 subjects with 6 common anxiety and depressive disorders, as assessed by the Sheehan Disability Scale (major depression, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder,(More)
Although panic disorder (PD) and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) have similar somatic symptoms, panic attacks with chest pain and/or palpitations may seem more likely to be mistaken for heart attacks because of their acute onset. One would therefore expect that PD patients are more likely than GAD patients to seek cardiological consultations. In a survey(More)
We have examined the numbers and types of symptoms in a sample of 90 patients with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and 77 patients with panic disorder (PD) collected from six different sites during the conduct of a multicenter clinical trial. This information was obtained utilizing the Health Questionnaire, a 47-item self-report list of medical symptoms,(More)