Postpartum course in women with preexisting panic disorder.

  title={Postpartum course in women with preexisting panic disorder.},
  author={Lee S. Cohen and D A Sichel and J A Dimmock and Jerrold F. Rosenbaum},
  journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  volume={55 7},
BACKGROUND The postpartum period has typically been considered a time of risk for development of psychiatric disorder. Impact of the postpartum period on the course of anxiety disorders has not been characterized. This report describes the postpartum clinical course of 40 nondepressed women with preexisting panic disorder who were followed during pregnancy and the puerperium. METHOD Through chart review and interview, we retrospectively evaluated the clinical course during the postpartum… CONTINUE READING