Kåre Thornes

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Panic disorder patients with agoraphobia (n = 32) and agoraphobic patients without panic disorder (n = 18) who were participants in an inpatient behavioral-psychodynamic treatment program were assessed repeatedly from pretreatment to 2-year posttreatment follow-up. At pretreatment, there were statistical trends for more of the panic with agoraphobia(More)
Patients attending an inpatient phobia treatment program were diagnosed for DSM-III-R Axis I and II disorders, using the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-III-R Disorders, and completed a set of self-report instruments. They were divided into 3 groups: (a) those who met the criteria for panic disorder with agoraphobia (n = 57), (b) those who met the(More)
The aims of this study were to examine whether therapists' emotional reactions to their patients mediate the effect of personality disorders and interpersonal problem behaviours on the outcome of treatment, focusing on an Axis I disorder; and whether therapists' reactions mediate the effect of personality disorders on the course of interpersonal problems.(More)
We describe an integrated behavioral-psychodynamic treatment programme for inpatients suffering from agoraphobia and panic anxiety. This programme emphasizes intensive drug-free exposure training followed by work with anxiety-laden dynamic conflicts. We present promising results of evaluation studies, and discuss the important role of cognitive(More)
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