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Agoraphobia: newer treatment approaches.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  702127     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Agoraphobia is the commonest and most severe form of phobic disorder. Techniques presently available for its treatment fall into the broad categories of behavior therapy, pharmacotherapy, and psychotherapy. Of the behavioral approaches in current use flooding is probably most effective. Group exposure methods are valuable and have the advantage of conserving therapist time. Pharmacological agents of demonstrated value include monoamine oxidase inhibitors (phenelzine) and tricyclic antidepressants (imipramine). These drugs are capable of preventing the spontaneous panic attacks observed in agoraphobic patients. Psychotherapy, once the mainstay of treatment, has largely become an adjunctive procedure.
R G Rohs; R Noyes
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of nervous and mental disease     Volume:  166     ISSN:  0022-3018     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Nerv. Ment. Dis.     Publication Date:  1978 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-12-27     Completed Date:  1978-12-27     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375402     Medline TA:  J Nerv Ment Dis     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  701-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Agoraphobia / psychology,  therapy*
Behavior Therapy
Follow-Up Studies
Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors / therapeutic use
Panic / drug effects
Phobic Disorders / therapy*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors

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