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Neuropsychiatr Dis Treat. 2007 Dec;3(6):835-8.

The therapeutic potential of escitalopram in the treatment of panic disorder.

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  • 1Department of Psychiatry, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

Abstract

Panic disorder is a chronic and disabling condition that is often accompanied by other psychiatric and medical conditions. The serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) have been used effectively with panic disorder (PD) and conditions in which panic attacks frequently occur. Escitalopram is the most selective SSRI and a variety of evidence suggests it is of great value in the treatment of panic disorder. In this paper, we review the theoretical and practical implications of its use.

KEYWORDS:

antidepressant; escitalopram; panic disorder; serotonin

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PMC2656325
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