Panic Disorder Among Adults - Statistics and PrevalenceTweet
Panic disorder is an anxiety disorder characterized by unexpected and repeated episodes of intense fear accompanied by physical symptoms that may include chest pain, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, dizziness, or abdominal distress.
- About 2-3% of Americans experience panic disorder in a given year and it is twice as common in women than in men.
- PD affects 6 million adults, or 2.7% of the U.S. population.
- Women are twice as likely to be affected as men. GAD often co-occurs with major depression.
- Number of Americans who experience panic-attack symptoms per month: 1 million
- Number of Americans who will suffer from PD at some point in their lives: 3 million (or 1 in 75)
- Percentage aged 18-34: 37; aged 35-64: 60