Panic Provocation in the Treatment of Agoraphobia: A Preliminary Investigation

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Abstract

The efficacy of panic provocation exercises in the treatment of agoraphobia is examined. Twenty six patients with agoraphobia were allocated to a cognitive-behavioural program with and without panic provocation exercises. Both programs significantly reduced symptoms. Despite a trend in favour of panic provocation, differences between treatments failed to reach significance. Results are discussed in terms of a cognitive model of panic and the manner in which future research into panic provocation should be conducted.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)82-86
JournalAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
Volume28
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1994

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