Treatment of panic-like attacks with a long-acting analogue of somatostatin

James L. Abelson, Randolph M. Nesse, Aaron Vinik

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Psychiatric evaluations were completed on four patients who were treated for “idiopathic flushing” with a long-acting analogue of somatostatin. All four patients had symptom profiles consistent with a diagnosis of panic disorder. All four experienced clinically significant relief from panic-like attacks while on the experimental medication. These fmdings suggest a possible role for somatostatin in the pathophysiology and treatment of panic disorder.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)128-132
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Clinical Psychopharmacology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1990
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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