[Panic disorder and agoraphobia: what is effective?].

  title={[Panic disorder and agoraphobia: what is effective?].},
  author={Borwin Bandelow and Karl-Dietrich Sievert and M. R{\"o}themeyer and Goeran Hajak and Andreas Broocks and Eckart Ruether},
  journal={Fortschritte der Neurologie-Psychiatrie},
  volume={63 11},
The present survey of controlled studies on the treatment of panic disorder and agoraphobia (PDA) reveals that treatment with tricyclic antidepressants (e.g., imipramine and clomipramine), benzodiazepines (e.g., alprazolam), serotonin reuptake inhibitors (e.g., fluvoxamine) and the monoamine oxidase inhibitor phenelzine has been proven effective. Among psychological therapies, cognitive therapy and exposure therapy in agoraphobia have been shown to be effective. There is an insufficient number… CONTINUE READING