| SPECIAL ARTICLE
|Year : 2001 | Volume
| Issue : 1 | Page : 55-61
Neurobiological correlates of panic disorder and agoraphobia.
MK Al-Haddad, RP Sequeira, U Nayar
Department of Psychiatry, Salmaniya Hospital, Bahrain., Bahrain
Panic Disorder and agoraphobia offer considerable diagnostic and management challenges, particularly in general practice. We describe a typical case of panic disorder in a young adult. The recent advances in our understanding of brain functions can be used to explain to a certain extent the biologic basis of panic disorder. A hypothetical model integrating current views on panic disorder and agoraphobia has been proposed. The management principles including the role of cognitive therapy and pharmacotherapy have been discussed.
M K Al-Haddad
Department of Psychiatry, Salmaniya Hospital, Bahrain.
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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