Essay on Children With Panic Disorders : Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

1012 Words Jun 27th, 2015 null Page
Adults with panic disorders account for a substantial amount of emergency room visits, and have one of the highest rates of morbidity and health care utilization (Milrod, Leon, Busch, Rudden, Schwalberg, Clarkin, Aronson, Singer, Turchin, Klass, Graf, Teres, & Shear, 2007). It is evident that not only do panic disorders disrupt the day-to-day functioning of individuals enduring its course, as a chronic disorder, it also exerts a large strain on already scarce resources. As such, efficacious, effective and feasible treatments are needed to aid these individuals and restore functioning within their day-to-day lives. There are several therapies that have shown effectiveness in treating panic disorders, but the treatment that has shown the most efficacious support through randomized control trials is cognitive-behavioural therapy. Cognitive-behavioural therapy has been systematically studied and demonstrated to provide rapid and effective relief of panic symptoms in many patients (Busch, Cooper, Klerman, Penzer, Shapiro, and Shear, 1991). In comparison, psychoanalytic therapy, which has had little systematic research of its efficacy in the treatment of panic disorders, claims to be more effective because of its success in studies, that more accurately represent real-life (Busch et al., 1991). Although, effectiveness in actual clinical use shows external validity, this cannot be translated to studies that attempt to mimic clinical settings. Treatments that are considered…

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