By Vladan Starcevic MD PhD
All the grownup anxiousness issues (panic illness, generalized nervousness ailment, social nervousness ailment, particular phobias, obsessive-compulsive sickness and posttraumatic tension disease) is gifted in a separate bankruptcy of this quantity. because the wealthy description of every disease is a prerequisite for his or her reputation, figuring out and prognosis, the booklet makes a speciality of medical positive aspects, psychopathology and the corresponding conceptual matters. there's additionally an emphasis of etiological elements, pathogenetic tactics, and pharmacological and mental remedies of every anxiousness affliction, as enough remedy relies crucially at the clinician's figuring out of the origins of those stipulations and the procedures concerned about their incidence. the amount is guided by way of a realistic have to current the anxiousness issues as they ensue and as they're handled within the "real world." As such, this paintings is meant to be a state of the art reference for medical perform, aiming to stability and combine what's at present identified approximately nervousness problems and their therapy. It comprises descriptions of the suitable diagnostic and healing approaches, functional information, and therapy innovations for the widely encountered medical occasions. The e-book is Most worthy to psychiatrists, basic care physicians, medical psychologists, different psychological medical experts, and physicians in education. it's also of curiosity to a normal viewers.
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TABLE 2-13. Distinguishing Between Panic Disorder and Generalized Anxiety Disorder Criteria Panic Disorder Generalized Anxiety Disorder Presence of panic Yes No attacks Physical symtpoms More pronounced, but occurring Less pronounced, but more persistent of anxiety episodically (during panic attacks) Profie of symptoms Autonomic hyperactivity symptoms more Symptoms of tension (both somastic and typical psychological) more typical Appraisal of Typically catastrophic Usually noncatastrophic symptoms Onset Usually abrupt Gradual Seeking medical helpRelatively quick Usually delayed TABLE 2-14.
In the absence of co-occurring psychiatric disorders, 42 43 panic patients do not seem to have a higher risk of suicide and suicide attempts. Another intriguing finding about the course of panic disorder is a higher mortality rate among patients with panic disorder, particularly among men with this condition. , 1994). It is not clear whether the increased risk of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular morbidity and mortality is a direct or indirect consequence of panic disorder. , 2000a; Gorman and Sloan, 2000).
Epidemiology The highlights of the epidemiology of panic disorder are presented in Table 2-16. Panic attacks are commonly seen in various psychiatric and physical disorders, and they also appear to be common in people who have no other health problems. , 1994), but the prevalence rates tend to be very different in various countries. Thus, almost one-tenth of the population can expect to experience a panic attack sometime during their life, but most of these individuals do not develop panic disorder and do not seek help.