Date of Award


Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Social Work (MSW)


Social Work

First Advisor

Laura Boisen, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

Mary Ann Syers, Ph.D.

Third Advisor

Debra Smith Wagner, MSW


Panic disorder has been associated with pervasive social and health consequences similar to or greater than those associated with major depression. Studies have been found that support findings concerning diminished quality of life for persons currently being treated, or shortly after treatment for anxiety disorders, but little is said in regards to quality of life (QOL) in years that follow treatment. This research project attempts to ascertain if there is a difference between the findings of previous studies with this more recent examination of QOL in panic disorder patients. Furthermore, implications for practice show use of quality of life assessment is helpful in the treatment of panic disorder and measuring treatment outcomes.


SC 11.MSW.2001.Kinnande.RJW

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