Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches to Treatment of Panic Disorder

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Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches to Treatment of Panic Disorder
Panic Disorder (PD) is a recurrent anxiety disorder
symptomized
by rapid heartbeat, perspiration, dizziness, shortness of breath and generalized anxiety. Sufferers report attacks lasting anywhere from under a minute to several hours. Such is the nature of the disorder that often sufferers will find panic attacks precipitated by somatic cues which mimic the very symptoms themselves: rapid heartbeat, dizziness, etc. While moderate success has been achieved through biological treatment regimes, like the use of benzodiazepines or SSRIs, current scholarship suggests a cognitive-behavioral approach to be the one most likely to further patient mental welfare in the long term....
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