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What is the rate of incidence of panic disorder?

The rate of incidence for panic disorder is approximately 18 percent in American adults. The disorder also occurs in approximately 2 to 3 percent of the populace worldwide, on an annual basis. Females are 2 to 3 times more prone to develop panic disorder in comparison to males.

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