Kristalyn Salters-pedneault, PhD

Alexander Shifrin Medical, PC

103 East 86th Street

Ground Fl.


Strategies for Assessing and Treating Comorbid Panic and Generalized Anxiety Disorder

February 01, 2009

The 2 most common anxiety disorders are generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and panic disorder. Approximately 5.7% of people in community samples will meet diagnostic criteria for GAD in their lifetime; the rate is about 4.7% for panic disorder (with or without agoraphobia).1 GAD-which is characterized by excessive and uncontrollable worry about a variety of topics (along with associated features such as trouble sleeping and impaired concentration)-is often chronic and is associated with significant costs to the individual and to society.