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Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia Michelle

  title={Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia Michelle},
  author={G. Craske and Gregoris Simos},
The current diagnostic criteria for panic disorder, according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th edition (DSM-IV, American Psychiatric Association, 1994), are comprised of recurrent unexpected panic attacks, and anxiety about future panic attacks or their consequences, or a significant behavioral change because of the panic attacks. The additional anxiety about panic, combined with catastrophic cognitions about panic sensations, contributes to the differentiation… 


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  • D. Clark
  • Psychology
    Behaviour research and therapy
  • 1986