Quality of life and cost factors in panic disorder.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Quality of life encompasses domains of personal happiness, role fulfillment, and health status. Increasing attention has been paid to the relationship between quality of life and panic disorder, with accumulating evidence now available to suggest impairment in several domains among subjects with panic disorder. This review summarizes the results of community-based and treatment-seeking populations of subjects with panic disorder. Impaired personal happiness, restricted role functioning, and increased use of health services are all described. Evidence suggests that accurate diagnosis and effective treatment can significantly lessen health service utilization, resulting in substantial cost offset and also leading to increased work productivity and personal effectiveness.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Davidson, JR

Published Date

  • 1996

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 60 / 2 Suppl A

Start / End Page

  • A5 - 11

PubMed ID

  • 8857424

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0025-9284


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States