Applied relaxation vs cognitive behavior therapy in the treatment of panic disorder.

@article{Ost1995AppliedRV,
  title={Applied relaxation vs cognitive behavior therapy in the treatment of panic disorder.},
  author={L G Ost and Bengt E Westling},
  journal={Behaviour research and therapy},
  year={1995},
  volume={33 2},
  pages={145-58}
}
The present study investigated the efficacy of a coping-technique, applied relaxation (AR) and cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), in the treatment of panic disorder. Thirty-eight outpatients fulfilling the DSM-III-R criteria for panic disorder with no (n = 30) or mild (n = 8) avoidance were assessed with independent assessor ratings, self-report scales and self-observation of panic attacks before and after treatment, and at a 1-yr follow-up. The patients were treated individually for 12 weekly… CONTINUE READING