Delineating a putative phobic-anxious temperament in 126 panic-agoraphobic patients: toward a rapprochement of European and US views.

@article{Perugi1998DelineatingAP,
  title={Delineating a putative phobic-anxious temperament in 126 panic-agoraphobic patients: toward a rapprochement of European and US views.},
  author={Giulio Perugi and Cristina Toni and Alessandra Benedetti and Biagio Simonetti and Marly Simoncini and Carlo Torti and Laura Musetti and Hagop Souren Akiskal},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  year={1998},
  volume={47 1-3},
  pages={11-23}
}
BACKGROUND The current US official position, since DSM-III, is that panic attacks represent the hallmark of panic disorder and play a major role in the development of the agoraphobic syndrome. The more favoured view in the European tradition is that neurotic personality and/or prodromal features such as mild depression and excessive worries precede the illness. METHOD We studied 126 consecutive cases of panic disorder with or without agoraphobia by DSM-III-R criteria, evaluated by relevant… CONTINUE READING