Theory and technique in psychodynamic treatment of panic disorder.

  title={Theory and technique in psychodynamic treatment of panic disorder.},
  author={Fredric N. Busch and Barbara L Milrod and Melissa Singer},
  journal={The Journal of psychotherapy practice and research},
  volume={8 3},
The authors elaborate psychodynamic factors that are relevant to the treatment of panic disorder. They outline psychoanalytic concepts that were employed to develop a psychodynamic approach to panic disorder, including the idea of unconscious mental life and the existence of defense mechanisms, compromise formations, the pleasure principle, and the transference. The authors then describe a panic-focused psychodynamic treatment based on a psychodynamic formulation of panic. Clinical techniques… CONTINUE READING