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J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2011 Fall;23(4):417-24. doi: 10.1176/jnp.23.4.jnp417.

Familial aggregation of panic disturbances in Parkinson's disease.

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Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA. gponton1@jhmi.edu

Abstract

Panic disorder has an elevated prevalence in Parkinson's disease (PD). To explore the basis for this co-occurrence, the familial aggregation of panic disorder was examined in patients with PD. Probands and relatives of patients with PD and panic disorder (PD-PANIC; N=20, N=115) and control probands with PD and no active psychiatric illness (PD-NA; N=17, N=108) were interviewed by phone, using a structured interview to determine panic status. Lifetime prevalence of panic and "panic-like" disorders was higher in PD-PANIC than in PD-NA relatives. Panic and "panic-like" disorders are familial disorders in PD.

PMID:
22231313
PMCID:
PMC3547673
DOI:
10.1176/jnp.23.4.jnp417
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