Psychophysiological reactions to two levels of voluntary hyperventilation in panic disorder.

@article{Wollburg2008PsychophysiologicalRT,
  title={Psychophysiological reactions to two levels of voluntary hyperventilation in panic disorder.},
  author={Eileen Wollburg and Alicia E. Meuret and Ansgar Conrad and Walton T. Roth and Sunyoung Kim},
  journal={Journal of anxiety disorders},
  year={2008},
  volume={22 5},
  pages={886-98}
}
Panic disorder (PD) patients usually react with more self-reported distress to voluntary hyperventilation (HV) than do comparison groups. Less consistently PD patients manifest physiological differences such as more irregular breathing and slower normalization of lowered end-tidal pCO(2) after HV. To test whether physiological differences before, during, or after HV would be more evident after more intense HV, we designed a study in which 16 PD patients and 16 non-anxious controls… CONTINUE READING

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