What are the complications of panic disorder?

Updated: Mar 21, 2018
  • Author: Mohammed A Memon, MD; Chief Editor: Randon S Welton, MD  more...
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Panic disorder can lead to a significant hindrance in lifestyle. Individuals with panic disorder also may face problems with employment and depression. [2]

In addition, persons with panic disorder have a much higher risk of alcohol abuse or dependence and suicidality than the general population. [2] However, some studies suggest that panic disorder itself is not a risk factor for suicide in the absence of other risks, such as affective disorders, substance use disorders, eating disorders, and personality disorders. [3]

For more information, see the Medscape Reference topics Anxiety Disorders; Specific Phobia; Separation Anxiety and School Refusal; and Phobic Disorders.


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