12-month prevalence of panic disorder with or without agoraphobia in the Swedish general population

Carlbring, Per; Gustafsson, Henrik; Ekselius, Lisa; Andersson, Gerhard
May 2002
Social Psychiatry & Psychiatric Epidemiology;May2002, Vol. 37 Issue 5, p207
Academic Journal
Objective The present study examined the prevalence of panic disorder with or without agoraphobia according to DSM-IV criteria in the Swedish general population. Method Data were obtained by means of a postal survey administrated to 1000 randomly selected adults. The panic disorder module of the World Health Organization's Composite International Diagnostic Interview (CIDI) was included in the survey. Results 12-month prevalence was estimated at 2.2 % (CI 95 % 1.02 % – 3.38 %). There was a significant sex difference, with a greater prevalence for women (5.6 %) compared to men (1 %). Conclusion The Swedish panic disorder prevalence is relatively consistent with findings in most other parts of the western world.


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