Shared symptoms of panic disorder in an elderly couple

Pamela J. Swales, Javaid Sheikh

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The authors present a case report with details of an unusual presentation of panic disorder and shared symptomatology in a long-married elderly couple. At the initial diagnostic clinical interview, the couple shared in common six symptoms of panic disorder (husband with a total of six symptoms, wife with a total of eight symptoms) and manifested commonalties in avoidance behaviors. Authors discuss the duration and course of each patient's disorder, symptoms, and commonalities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)340-344
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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