Who is affected by panic disorder?

Panic disorder typically first occurs in late adolescence or early adulthood, but may also begin in childhood. Women are twice as likely than men to experience this disorder, and some people may be genetically predisposed to the disorder. About 1 to 2 percent of Americans suffer from panic disorder.

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