Separation Anxiety and Mitral Valve Prolapse in a 12‐Year‐Old Girl

CHARLES D. CASAT, BERTRAND A. ROSS, RAY SCARDINA, CARLA SARNO, KAREN E. SMITH

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Abstract

This case illustrates concomitant findings of Separation Anxiety Disorder and mitral valve prolapse in a 12-year-old girl. Adult studies have shown that up to 40% of agoraphobics with panic attacks may have an associated mitral valve prolapse. Indirect evidence for a relationship between Separation Anxiety Disorder and adult agoraphobia with panic attacks is discussed. Speculation is raised about the possibility of a common adrenergic dysfunction that may unite these three disorders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)444-446
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Volume26
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987

Keywords

  • MAOI
  • mitral valve prolapse
  • school phobia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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