Patients with Panic Disorder Respond Well to CBT

It has long been known that people with panic disorders tend to over-react to perceived threats. A classic example of this is that when shown two faces, one with a frown or negative expression and one with a neutral express (neither frowning nor smiling), the individuals who suffer from panic disorder will fixate on the negative face. This can trigger anxiety attacks. Such behavior has been traditionally treated with medication. However, recent studies have shown that Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is very effective in helping patients with panic disorder. CBT has been shown to reduce anxiety levels after just one session.

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