Gender differences in panic disorder.
They looked at 101 outpatients, including 56 women and 23 men who had panic disorder with agoraphobia and 13 women and 9 men who had panic disorder alone. Significant gender differences were not found for patients who completed the 16-item, self-reported Anxiety Sensitivity Index.
However, men scored significantly higher on the AS-Social Concerns subscale, and women tended to score higher than men on the AS-Physical Concerns subscale (Depress. Anxiety 2004;20:123-30).
"Women in the current study tended to have greater concerns about the physical consequences of anxiety than men." Ms. Foot and Dr. Koszycki said.
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|Title Annotation:||CLINICAL CAPSULES|
|Publication:||Clinical Psychiatry News|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Feb 1, 2005|
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