Sequence of improvement in agoraphobia with panic attacks Academic Article uri icon

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  • In a multi-center comparison of alprazolam to placebo in the treatment of agoraphobia with panic attacks, the sequence of sustained remission in both treatment groups, was panic attacks before phobias. This may suggest that phobias are secondary to panic attacks in the pathogenesis of the disorder, although other explanations may account for these data and are discussed.


  • Rifkin, Arthur
  • Pecknold, John C
  • Swinson, Richard
  • Ballenger, James C
  • Burrows, Graham D
  • Noyes, Russell
  • Dupont, Robert L
  • Lesser, Ira

publication date

  • January 1990