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Title: Managing long-term therapy for panic disorder.
Austin Authors: Burrows, Graham D
Affiliation: Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, Austin Hospital, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: 1-Nov-1990
Publication information: The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry; 51 Suppl(): 9-12
Abstract: Diagnostic criteria for panic disorder have been well defined; but treatment modalities, less so. Combined psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy is the most effective treatment for these disorders. Benzodiazepines, tricyclic antidepressants, monoamine oxidase inhibitors, and other medications have been found effective in clinical studies. Alprazolam, a triazolo analog of the 1,4 benzodiazepine class, recently was proved effective in a cross-national study involving approximately 1700 patients, with minimal side effects. Therapy with the medication is advised for at least 6 months. Medications should be tapered over a prolonged period, at least 8 weeks, especially where high doses are employed.
Gov't Doc #: 2228994
Journal: The Journal of clinical psychiatry
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Alprazolam.therapeutic use
Antidepressive Agents, Tricyclic.therapeutic use
Anxiety Disorders.diagnosis.drug therapy.therapy
Benzodiazepines.therapeutic use
Clinical Trials as Topic
Combined Modality Therapy
Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors.therapeutic use
Multicenter Studies as Topic
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