Who Panics?

While studies have shown that more women than men report panic or near-panic, both are at risk.









WILLIAM P MORGAN, EdD
1986 Case-control Study (N = 245)
Incidence of “panic or near-panic”
50% of Men
64% of Women

Morgan WP. Anxiety and Panic in Recreational Scuba Divers. Int J  Sports Med 1995; 20: 398-421.

 
David F Colvard, MD and Lynn Y Colvard, PhD
2000 SAFETY SURVEY OF RECREATIONAL SCUBA DIVERS (N = 12,231)
"Q 9. Have you ever had a panic experience during a dive?"
24% for Males     (N= 9292)
37% for Females (N= 2939)


Colvard, D.F. and Colvard, L.Y: A Study of Panic in Recreational Divers, The Undersea Journal, 
First Quarter 2003, pp 40-44.

35th Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society Scientific Meeting, San Diego, CA, June 28, 2002
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David Colvard,
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