Year: 1986 Source: American Journal of Psychiatry, v.143, no.4, (April 1986), p.508-510 SIEC No: 19870567

An earlier follow-up of inpatients with panic disorder attributed excess mortality among men to death from unnatural causes & cardiovascular disease. The present study sought to determine the stability of this finding with a 12-year follow-up of 155 outpatients with anxiety neurosis. As in the first study men were twice as likely to die as expected. This excess was attributed to cardiovascular disease & suicide. The small numbers in both studies necessitate only tentative hypothesis. 16 Refs.