Effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral group therapy for panic disorder in a specialized unit

Eva Prats, Elisabet Domínguez, Silvia Rosado, Guíllem Pailhez, Antoni Bulbena, Miguel A. Fullana

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Abstract

Methods. Treatment consisted of nine weekly group sessions. Patients with PD (n=56) were assessed at baseline after the treatment and in one and three-months follow-ups.Results. There were significant reductions in panic/ agoraphobia symptoms and related variables between baseline and post-treatment and these reductions were maintained in three-month follow-up. No differences were observed between those patients who received only CBT and those who received pharmacological treatment as well as CBT. Only initial panic/agoraphobia symptoms were significant predictors of treatment response at the end of treatment (a greater severity was associated with a worse response to CBT).Conclusions. Our results show that group CBT in a specialized unit is effective for PD patients.Introduction. The efficacy of cognitive-behavior therapy for panic disorder (PD) with or without agoraphobia is well established but few data exist on its effectiveness using a group format. The goal of the present study was to assess the effectiveness of group CBT in a sample of PD patients in a specialized unit.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)176-184
JournalActas Espanolas de Psiquiatria
Volume42
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

Keywords

  • Agoraphobia
  • Cognitive-behaviour therapy
  • Effectiveness
  • Group therapy
  • Panic disorder

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    Prats, E., Domínguez, E., Rosado, S., Pailhez, G., Bulbena, A., & Fullana, M. A. (2014). Effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral group therapy for panic disorder in a specialized unit. Actas Espanolas de Psiquiatria, 42(4), 176-184.