The first Part of the book covers the theoretical foundations of cognitive–behavioural treatment (CBT) for panic disorder (with or without agoraphobia), and the relevant empirical findings. Other treatments for panic disorder, such as pharmacotherapies, are also reviewed, as a guide to selecting the most appropriate treatment. Important clinical outcomes, such as treatment dropout, response, and relapse, are also discussed.
The second Part of the book describes the clinical protocols and procedures for cognitive–behavioural assessment and treatment. The author emphasizes a case formulation approach to treatment and includes treatment protocols for uncomplicated cases as well as guidelines and strategies for dealing with more difficult cases. The latter include cases of panic disorder that have failed to respond to conventional CBT approaches, and cases in which panic disorder is comorbid with other disorders (e.g., schizophrenia, posttraumatic stress disorder). Protocols are also described for implementing CBT in specific settings (e.g., emergency rooms, rural settings), specific populations (e.g., children, adolescents, the elderly), and particular cultural milieux (i.e., culture–specific aspects of treatment).
Trainees and practitioners in clinical psychology, psychiatry, nursing and other mental health disciplines will welcome this comprehensive and evidence–based guide to concepts and treatment of panic disorder. This book appears in The Wiley Series in Clinical Psychology
Panic Attacks, Panic Disorders, and Agoraphobia.
Comorbidity: Panic Disorder in Context.
Feared Sensations: What are Their Causes?
Meta–Analyses of Treatment Outcome.
Treatment Outcome: A Closer Look.
Combining Psychological Treatments with Drug Therapies.
Predicting Treatment Outcome.
CLINICAL PROTOCOLS AND PROCEDURES.
Developing a Case Formulation.
Cognitive–Behaviour Therapy: An Overview.
Interoceptive and Situational Exposure.
Adjunctive Cognitive–Behavioural Interventions.
Strategies for Improving Treatment Adherence and Preventing Relapse.
Cognitive–behavioural Protocols for Special Populations.
Other Psychological Treatments.