What is the prevalence of panic disorder in the US?

Updated: Mar 27, 2019
  • Author: Nita V Bhatt, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: David Bienenfeld, MD  more...
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According to two major studies in the United States—the Epidemiological Catchment Area (ECA) study [29] and the National Comorbidity Survey (NCS) study [27] —in conjunction with other studies, the estimated lifetime prevalence rates for individual anxiety disorders are 2.3-2.7% for panic disorder, 4.1-6.6% for generalized anxiety disorder, and 2.6-13.3% for social phobia.


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