Treating Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia
Psychologist Elke Zuercher-White describes the use of a state-of-the-art cognitive-behavioral approach to treating panic disorder and agoraphobia. Including detailed coverage of the research, she describes a 12 session treatment program that covers breath control training as a coping skill, changing automatic thoughts and underlying beliefs, interoceptive desensitization, and assertiveness training. She also offers suggestions for providing treatment in a group format, information for primary care physicians, a chapter on medications, and worksheets derived from her client workbook, An End to Panic. 296 pages.