The relationship between chest pain and panic disorder is explored; after coronary artery disease and other medical diseases have been ruled out, panic disorder remains a significant contributor to morbidity. Panic disorder is treatable; hence it is important that psychiatrists educate the non-psychiatric medical community so that appropriate referrals and treatment can be made. This would lead to a decrease in health care costs.
Infante, M.D., Ruth
"Panic Disorder and Non-Cardiac Chest Pain: A Brief Review,"
Jefferson Journal of Psychiatry:
2, Article 7.
Available at: http://jdc.jefferson.edu/jeffjpsychiatry/vol10/iss2/7