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Many people with panic disorder or other anxiety disorders go to great lengths to keep their symptoms a secret. Although they may disclose their condition to a few select friends or family members, the majority of people in their lives may not have any knowledge about the difficulties they are going through. Many suffer quietly, feeling the need to avoid disclosing their secret at all costs. Both disclosure and secrecy may have certain costs and benefits.

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July 27, 2009 at 10:33 pm
(1) Tina says:

I am frantic trying to find more in depth information about alcoholism and Panic Disorder. My 28 year old son has been diagnosed by a psychiatrist as having panic disorder…and has used alcoholism as his drug of choice…after trying what the psychiatrist prescribed. He went through in patient detox for two weeks and only lasted two days after being released before hitting the bottle again. He still is adament about the fact that no one is addressing his panic disorder. Is there any facility that does deal with this complication.

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