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Incidence of Panic and Anxiety Disorder

Abstract: Between 2 % and 10 % of a general population have panic and anxiety disorders.

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Incidence of Panic and Anxiety Disorder

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Written by: Petros Skapinakis, MD, MPH, PhD, lecturer of Psychiatry in the University of Ioannina Medical School, Greece. Eva Gerasi, postgraduate student in the Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital of Ioannina, Greece
First version: 22 Jul 2008.
Latest revision: 22 Jul 2008.

How common is panic and anxiety disorders for women and men?


Data from the OPCS 1995 household survey show the following incidence of anxiety- and panic-related disorders:

Disorder All adults Men Women
Anxiety Disorder 5 ï 4 ï 5 ï
Panic Disorder 1 ï 1 ï 1 ï
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) 2 ï 1 ï 2 ï
Mixed Anxiety and Depression 8 ï 5 ï 10 ï
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