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Panic Disorder: Keys to Treatment

Keys to the management of panic disorder include appropriate use of psychotropic medication and psychotherapy predicated on an understanding of the disorder's biopsychosocial underpinnings. Here, Stephen V. Sobel, MD, focuses on treatment options.

Panic Disorder: Keys to Management

Keys to the management of panic disorder include appropriate use of psychotropic medication and psychotherapy predicated on an understanding of the biopsychosocial underpinnings. More in this podcast.

Most often, psychiatric medications are discontinued unilaterally by the patient, without the psychiatrist’s input or consent. Setting the stage early with a discussion about medication discontinuation is time well spent. More in this CME.

According to the CDC's latest published report, there were 38,364 suicides in the US in 2010—an average of 105 each day. Globally, an estimated 1 million suicides occur annually.

The issue of context and its relationship to disorderness extends well beyond panic attacks: it arises in nearly all psychiatric diagnoses not explicitly defined contextually.

Panic attacks are nearly always pathological and disordered states, even when they occur in an understandable context.

After scoring high on the Panic Disorder Severity Scale, this patient sought panic-focused psychodynamic therapy.

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