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Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Panic Disorder


On this occasion, I want to review your exit on our practice to change the pattern of cognitive or negative thinking about something it through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. One example is a person with panic disorder who are afraid to go outside the house or 'home alone' (Macaulay Culkin? No, no, of course not).

Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapeutic treatment that helps patients understand the thoughts and feelings that influence behaviors. CBT is commonly used to treat a wide range of disorders, including phobias, addiction, depression and anxiety.

Cognitive behavior therapy is generally short-term and focused on helping clients deal with a very specific problem. During the course of treatment, people learn how to identify and change destructive or disturbing thought patterns that have negative influences on behavior. (About.com)


In the case of panic disorder patients are often filled with anxiety to leave the house alone or driving alone. This is because the trauma patient when he was alone, the anxiety will come to make him powerless. Surely this would reduce quality of life.

How does the handling of such patients? Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, one of the answers. Currently, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy has been widely adopted by professionals throughout the United States and internationally.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can also be used in order to help tackle various problems faced by individuals such as depression, anxiety and panic disorder; or in dealing with other life events, such as death, divorce, unemployment, etc.

- Diagnosis
Correct diagnosis is necessary for these conditions. Patients usually come with physical complaints system of the heart and the stomach (gastritis), which makes him uncomfortable. Physical complaints are often the most prominent symptom of panic disorder patients.

- Drug
Drugs in handling cases of panic disorder are very helpful. In the acute phase of treatment may be required by the drug class of benzodiazepines. But usually, there are also patients who, having well-educated about the disease itself able to cope with panic conditions without a drug.

- Cognitive behavior therapy
Cognitive behavior therapy is to change negative thoughts related to panic disorder. The patient felt he would have bad things out if you own and it's an automatic out of his mind without any obvious trigger. Here, the therapy Cognitive behavior therapy is required. The steps are as follow:

Activating Event
This condition is usually triggered when out of the house, in open space such as airports, malls or in crowded places. Make the patient recognize these conditions will help us to provide cognitive therapy to patients.

Belief
The mistaken belief that if patients are in places where it would lead to panic disorder, it will make the patient feel helpless. In this phase should be preceded by the disappearance of symptoms of panic attacks at the start of treatment. Appropriate treatment will make panic attacks less or not at all. This condition will make the patient more comfortable and confident that he will be better. This condition would also undermine confidence in the patient if he may experience panic attacks in certain places.

Consequences
The consequences of the things that can trigger panic patients believed would essentially prevent a patient in his life. Thus the introduction of the A, B, and C eventually make patients more aware that there of consequences for mistaken beliefs and make him uncomfortable. The introduction of the consequences this will have to make the patient feel better quickly get out of the panic, trying in good condition and was finally able to overcome it by itself.

Three steps above will usually be addressed with a therapist. This also applies to a depressed person and other psychiatric disorders.

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