Panic attacks are a common complaint of patients seeking psychiatric care. Treatment options for panic disorder include both medications and psychotherapy, either alone or in combination. Psychodynamic psychotherapy can be very effective in treating panic disorder. This article uses a composite case to illustrate how psychodynamic psychotherapy can be utilized to treat panic disorder.
Target audience: Psychologists, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, social workers, addiction counselors, nurses
This CE program is designated as intermediate.
Upon completing this program, participants should be able to
- Ask questions that will help determine if a patient is a good candidate for psychodynamic psychotherapy.
- Describe how psychodynamic psychotherapy can be utilized to treat panic.
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- Case Example: Initial Presentation
- Case Example: Initial Psychiatric History
- Case Example: Panic History
- Case Example: Developmental History
- Case Example: Early Therapist Observations
- Case Example: Therapist Interpretation
- Case Example: Panic after Interpretation
- CE Test
Jason R. Collison, MD, and Terry L. Correll, DO. Dr. Collison is a fourth year resident, and Dr. Correll is Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychaitry, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright State University, Dayton, OH.
Source: Treating Panic Disorder: A Psychotherapeutic Case. Innov Clin Neurosci. 2011 February; 8(2): 33-40
Reproduced and distributed with permission. Matrix Medical Communications, West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA. Copyright © 2011. All rights reserved.
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