THE EFFECTIVENESS OF BREATHING RETRAINING AND FOCUSSED COGNITIVE-THERAPY IN A CASE OF PANIC DISORDER WITH AGORAPHOBIA

  • Mª Carmen Carrió Rodríguez
Keywords: panic disorder, focal cognitive therapy, breathing retraining, differential effectiveness, dismantling, therapeutic components

Abstract

In this paper, process and outcome of two therapeutic components to a panic with agoraphobia case are presented. These components were focal cognitive therapy, that is, cognitive therapy focused on bringing about reattribution of panic bodily sensations, and breathing retraining, that is, a treatment focused in training the patient in a breathing slow rithm opposite to hyperventilation as a anxiety control mechanism. Results evidence a higher effectiveness of focal cognitive therapy in the treatment of panic disorder. Need of “dismantling” therapeutic programs in order to determine differential effectiveness of their active ingredients is emphasized, as well as to develop brief treatments with the highest effectiveness and the lowest costs.

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Author Biography

Mª Carmen Carrió Rodríguez
Unidad de Salud Mental Centro de Especialidades Valencia
How to Cite
Carrió Rodríguez, M. C. (1). THE EFFECTIVENESS OF BREATHING RETRAINING AND FOCUSSED COGNITIVE-THERAPY IN A CASE OF PANIC DISORDER WITH AGORAPHOBIA. Anales De Psicología / Annals of Psychology, 12(1), 1-18. Retrieved from https://revistas.um.es/analesps/article/view/29901
Section
Clinical and Health Psychology