Study Comparing Venlafaxine vs. Paroxetine in Panic Disorder
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The purpose of this pilot study is to evaluate the improvement in social function following therapy with venlafaxine extended release (XR) in the treatment of panic disorder (PD) in comparison to paroxetine. An additional purpose of this pilot study is to obtain the tolerability of using venlafaxine extended release (XR) in the treatment of panic disorder (PD) in comparison to paroxetine.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 65 Years (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Meet DSM IV criteria for Panic Disorder (with or without agoraphobia) for at least 3 months before study day 1.
Have a minimum of 8 full-symptom panic attacks during the 4 weeks before the screening visit.
Provide a written informed consent
Treatment with Venlafaxine within 6 months of study day 1, as well Paroxetine
Known hypersensitivity to Venlafaxine or related compounds as well to Paroxetine.
Psychopharmacologic drugs within 14 days of study day 1