Comparative phenomenology of early-onset versus late-onset panic attacks: A pilot survey

Javaid Sheikh, R. J. King, C. B. Taylor

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Studies of panic attacks in older adults are virtually nonexistent. The authors surveyed 520 adults with panic attacks; 445 were younger than age 55, 57 were 55 years old or older but had their first panic attack before age 55, and 18 were 55 years old or older and had their first panic attack at age 55 or later. The respondents with late-onset panic attacks reported fewer symptoms during their attacks and were less avoidant than both groups of respondents with early-onset panic attacks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1231-1233
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Psychiatry
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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