One of the most common and treatable psychiatric conditions.
Onset can be marked by having panic-like reactions in the presence of phobic objects or situations.
Assessments are based on self-reports, clinical interviews, and behavioral observations.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is considered first-line treatment for patients with frequent symptoms.
Therapy can be delivered through self-help, and through computer-assisted and therapist-assisted modalities.
Patient preferences are important when reviewing treatment options.
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