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The therapeutic potential of escitalopram in the treatment of panic disorder

Authors Townsend M, Conrad EJ

Published 15 January 2008 Volume 2007:3(6) Pages 835—838


Mark H Townsend, Erich J Conrad

Department of Psychiatry, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Abstract: Panic disorder is a chronic and disabling condition that is often accompanied by other psychiatric and medical conditions. The serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and serotoninnorepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) have been used effectively with panic disorder (PD) and conditions in which panic attacks frequently occur. Escitalopram is the most selective SSRI and a variety of evidence suggests it is of great value in the treatment of panic disorder. In this paper, we review the theoretical and practical implications of its use.

Keywords: panic disorder, escitalopram, antidepressant, serotonin

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