Pharmacopsychiatry 2003; 36 - 26
DOI: 10.1055/s-2003-825277

Naturalistic follow-up study of pharmacologic treated patients with anxiety disorders

RJ Boerner 1, G Wurm 1
  • 1Clinic of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Munich


From 480 Patient, who were treated psychopharmacollogically between 1992 and 1998 in our anxiety outpatient unit, we examined a representative sample of 86 patients .

We studied the efficacy of this treatment with HAMA, CGI, CGI improvement and with the new patient questionaire DANDTE for measurement depressive and anxious symptoms.


The middle of the katamnestic period was 33 months, 51,3% felt healthy in this period

We were able to establish four prognostic factors: HAMA (0,005) and CGI improvement (0,039)

at the end of the acute treatment and duration of illness (0,041) .


This study demonstrates, that patients with severe anxiety disorders can be treated very effectively

through a purely pharmacological treatrment and also have a good prognoses.