What features do you need to make the diagnosis of panic disorder?
They can be situationally bound or cued, but
must occur spontaneously
for a diagnosis of panic disorder to be made.
What sex is more likely to develop panic disorder?
are two to three times more likely than men to develop panic disorder
What is the typical age range in which panic disorder develops?
The age of onset is typically from
late adolescence to the mid-30s.
Medical conditions that you need to rule out before you make the diagnosis of panic disorder:
Treatment options for panic disorder:
Short term: Short-acting benzo like
should be considered for rapid control