Agoraphobia with panic attacks. Development, diagnostic stability, and course of illness.

@article{Breier1986AgoraphobiaWP,
  title={Agoraphobia with panic attacks. Development, diagnostic stability, and course of illness.},
  author={Alan Breier and Dennis S. Charney and George R. Heninger},
  journal={Archives of general psychiatry},
  year={1986},
  volume={43 11},
  pages={1029-36}
}
A structured psychiatric interview was used to examine the symptom history of 55 patients meeting DSM-III criteria for agoraphobia with panic attacks and five patients meeting DSM-III criteria for panic disorder. Anticipatory anxiety and generalized anxiety occurred in over 80% of the patients, and these anxiety states together with panic attacks and phobic avoidances had courses that were chronic and unremitting. Major depression occurred in 70% of the patients and had an episodic course that… CONTINUE READING