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Treatment of panic disorder: recent developments and current status.
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PMID:  18671666     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Panic disorder is a commonly encountered condition in general medical practice and in various medical settings. It is important for all medical practitioners to be able to recognize this disorder, provide patients with basic information and medical advice, and depending on the specific circumstances, to refer patients for appropriate treatment by primary care physicians, psychiatrists and/or clinical psychologists. This article reviews the developments in the treatment of panic disorder, focusing on the major treatment modalities of pharmacotherapy and cognitive-behavior therapy, as well as their combinations. In addition to providing information on current treatments for panic disorder and the main underlying treatment issues, the article identifies areas where improvements need to be made and areas where much research has been conducted in recent years. These include simplified modes of delivery of cognitive-behavior therapy, optimal ways of combining medications with cognitive-behavior therapy, and minimizing the risk of recurrence after the cessation of treatment.
Vladan Starcevic
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Expert review of neurotherapeutics     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1744-8360     ISO Abbreviation:  Expert Rev Neurother     Publication Date:  2008 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-08-01     Completed Date:  2008-10-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101129944     Medline TA:  Expert Rev Neurother     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1219-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Sydney, Discipline of Psychological Medicine Head, Academic Department of Psychological Medicine, Nepean Hospital, PO Box 63, Penrith NSW 2751, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Clinical Trials as Topic / trends*
Panic Disorder / diagnosis*,  prevention & control*,  psychology
Physician's Practice Patterns / trends*
Psychotherapy / trends*
Recurrence* / prevention & control

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