Year: 1994 Source: American Journal of Psychiatry, v.151, no.6, (June 1994), p.882-887 SIEC No: 19940304

This article reports on a study of 106 patients with panic disorder & 41 patients with social phobia in a clinical setting. Based on earlier findings, some researchers had argued that there is an acute suicidal risk associated with panic disorder while others countered that most attempts were in the past and/or in the context of a comorbid disorder such as depression. The results of this study provide some support for both views but more support for the latter perspective. (21 refs.)