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Prevalence, onset, and clinical recognition of panic states in hospitalized male alcoholics.
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PMID:  2788368     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Alcoholism has been associated with a high prevalence of anxiety and phobic disorders. The authors ascertained the current prevalence of panic disorder and the lifetime prevalence of infrequent panic attacks in 154 male alcoholics in an inpatient alcohol treatment program. Thirteen percent (N = 20) gave a lifetime history of panic attacks and 45% (N = 9) of these had current panic disorder. Panic attacks preceded or coincided with the onset of problem drinking in 50% (N = 9) of the 18 patients with both diagnoses. Only two patients with histories of panic had been previously diagnosed, and none had been treated. Clinical implications of these findings are discussed.
D J Johannessen; D S Cowley; R D Walker; C F Jensen; L Parker
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of psychiatry     Volume:  146     ISSN:  0002-953X     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Psychiatry     Publication Date:  1989 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-09-19     Completed Date:  1989-09-19     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370512     Medline TA:  Am J Psychiatry     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1201-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle 98195.
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MeSH Terms
Agoraphobia / diagnosis,  epidemiology,  etiology
Alcoholism / complications*
Anxiety Disorders / diagnosis,  epidemiology*,  etiology
Cross-Sectional Studies
Middle Aged
Sex Factors
Time Factors

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