Sertraline versus paroxetine in the treatment of panic disorder: an acute, double-blind noninferiority comparison.

@article{Bandelow2004SertralineVP,
  title={Sertraline versus paroxetine in the treatment of panic disorder: an acute, double-blind noninferiority comparison.},
  author={Borwin Bandelow and K. Behnke and Sergio Lenoir and G J Hendriks and Tunç Alkin and Claus Goebel and Cathryn M. Clary},
  journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  year={2004},
  volume={65 3},
  pages={405-13}
}
OBJECTIVE Several classes of medications have demonstrated efficacy in panic disorder, but direct comparison of 2 proven treatments is still uncommon. The purpose of this study was to compare sertraline and paroxetine in the acute treatment of panic disorder. METHOD Adult outpatients with panic disorder with or without agoraphobia (DSM-IV and ICD-10 criteria) were randomly assigned in double-blind fashion to 12 weeks of treatment with flexible doses of sertraline (titrated up to 50-150 mg/day… CONTINUE READING