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ISSN (Print): 1381-6128
ISSN (Online): 1873-4286

Benzodiazepine Discontinuation Difficulties in Panic Disorder: Conceptual Model and Outcome for Cognitive-Behavior Therapy

Author(s): M. W. Otto, J. J. Hong and S. A. Safren

Volume 8, Issue 1, 2002

Page: [75 - 80] Pages: 6

DOI: 10.2174/1381612023396726

Price: $65


There is consistent support for the efficacy of cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) to aid the successful discontinuation of benzodiazepine (BZ) medication in patients with panic disorder, and help these individuals maintain treatment gains while off medication. In this article, we provide a conceptual model for BZ discontinuation difficulties in patients with panic disorder. Outcome studies are reviewed, and are placed in the context of other evidence for the efficacy of CBT in patients with this disorder.

Keywords: Cognitive-Behavior

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