Alcohol dependence in panic disorder patients.

  title={Alcohol dependence in panic disorder patients.},
  author={Michael W Otto and Mark H. Pollack and Gary S. Sachs and Colin O'Neil and Jerrold F. Rosenbaum},
  journal={Journal of psychiatric research},
  volume={26 1},
The present study examined the prevalence of alcohol dependence among panic disorder patients. Twenty-four of 100 patients had a history of alcohol dependence according to DSM-III-R criteria; only one patient met criteria for current alcohol dependence. The lifetime prevalence obtained for this clinic sample exceeded that for the general population, and appeared to be due primarily to higher than expected rates among women. A childhood history of anxiety disorders and co-morbid diagnoses of… CONTINUE READING


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