Psychology

Title

Effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral treatment for panic disorder versus treatment as usual in a managed care setting

Document Type

Article

Abstract

Eighty clients enrolled in a managed care health plan who identified panic disorder as their primary presenting problem were randomly assigned to treatment by a therapist recently trained in a manual-based empirically supported psychotherapy (M. G. Craske, E. Meadows, & D. H. Barlow, 1994) or a therapist conducting treatment as usual (TAU). Participants in both conditions showed significant change from pre- to posttreatment on a number of measures. Those receiving panic control therapy (PCT) showed greater levels of change than those receiving TAU. Among treatment completers, an average of 42.9% of those in PCT and 18.8% in TAU achieved clinically significant change across measures. The results are discussed with reference to the dissemination of PCT and other evidence-based psychotherapies to clinical practice settings.

Publication Title

Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology

Publication Date

2004

Volume

72

Issue

4

First Page

625

Last Page

635

ISSN

0022-006X

DOI

10.1037/0022-006X.72.4.625

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