Anxiety disorders in a neuromuscular clinic

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  • Twenty patients with myasthenia gravis and 15 patients with polymyositis/dermatomyositis were assessed with a structured interview. Fifteen patients (43%) were diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. Significantly more myasthenic patients (40%) than polymyositis/dermatomyositis patients (7%) were diagnosed with panic disorder/agoraphobia. These findings suggest that the symptoms of myasthenia gravis may predispose vulnerable individuals to panic disorder/agoraphobia.
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  • Paradis CM; Friedman S; Lazar RM; Kula RW
  • Start Page

  • 1102
  • End Page

  • 1104
  • Volume

  • 150
  • Issue

  • 7