What illnesses affect panic disorder?

Mental illnesses such as depression and obsessivecompulsive disorder may have an effect on panic disorder. Social phobias and substance abuse also play a role in affecting people with panic disorder. As a result, medications and psychotherapy may also be prescribed to manage and control the additional mental disorders that are present. It is essential for you to follow your doctor's advice for treatment in order to prevent your panic disorder from worsening.

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