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Dissertation

Relationship Between Employment and Treatment Outcomes For Individuals With Panic Disorder and Social Anxiety Disorder

27 July 2007

Abstract

Panic disorder and social anxiety disorder are two commonly experienced anxiety disorders. Individuals diagnosed with these disorders may experience decreased quality of life and work productivity due to emotional symptoms' and avoidance. Effects of employment among anxiety sufferers are under-represented in the literature. This study examined whether or not employment status would predict outpatient treatment outcomes for clients with panic disorder and or social anxiety disorder. It tested the prediction that these diagnosed participants who were employed would have better treatment outcomes than those who were unemployed. Inconsistent with study predictions, employment status prior to treatment was not shown to be a predictor of treatment outcome.


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