Cognitive-behavioral therapy in older panic disorder patients

Pamela J. Swales, Jerry F. Solfvin, Javaid Sheikh

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Although there are a number of studies reporting the efficacy of cognitive-behavioral therapy for panic disorder in younger patients, such studies are lacking for older adults. This study used a subject sample (N = 20; 5 dropouts, 15 completers) of self-referred, community-dwelling older adults who met DSM-III-R criteria for panic disorder. Ten sessions of cognitive-behavioral therapy were provided over a 12-week period. Cognitive, behavioral, physiological, affective, and global domains (dimensions) were assessed by self-report measures. Statistically significant results of pretreatment, posttreatment, and 3-month follow-up means were found across domains, suggesting that treatment was efficacious.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)46-60
Number of pages15
JournalAmerican Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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