Panic disorder is characterized by sudden, unexpected attacks of intense fear and anticipatory anxiety. Panic attacks include symptoms such as palpitations, dyspnoea, dizziness, trembling, gastrointestinal discomfort and fear of dying. Therefore, patients with panic disorder often assume physical illnesses may underly their symptoms. They frequently consult psychiatrists and psychologists, but also general practitioners, cardiologists, neurologists and other medical specialists.
Part of the Oxford Psychiatry Library series, this pocketbook will serve as a concise and practical manual for the management of patients with panic disorder in clinical practice. It provides a user-friendly guide to the diagnosis, etiology, and treatment of patients with panic disorder and agoraphobia.
About the Author
Borwin Bandelow, Specialist in Neurology and Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Gottingen, Germany,Katharina Domschke, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Wurzburg, Germany,David Baldwin, Reader, Clinical and Experimental Sciences (CNS and Psychiatry), Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton, UK
Professor Borwin Bandelow is a Specialist in Neurology and Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychological Psychotherapist, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Gottingen, Germany.
Dr David S. Baldwin is a Consultant in Psychiatry, Clinical Neuroscience Division, School of Medicine, University of Southampton, UK.
Table of Contents
3. Pharmacological treatment
4. Non-pharmacological treatment