Interactive Computer Treatment for Panic Disorder
This study will develop an interactive computer-based version of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and compare its effectiveness to book-based CBT for the treatment of panic disorder.
Behavioral: Computer Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Interactive Computer Treatment for Panic Disorder|
|Study Start Date:||January 2002|
|Primary Completion Date:||February 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Panic disorder (PD) is a highly prevalent and debilitating condition. Unfortunately, many people with PD go untreated because of the high cost and low availability of treatment. Research shows that CBT is an effective treatment for PD. When administered as a self-help, computer based treatment, CBT may provide a less expensive, more engaging treatment for PD.
Participants in this study will be randomly assigned to receive computer based treatment, book based treatment, or no treatment for 10 weeks. After these 10 weeks, symptoms of anxiety and depression will be measured with patient interviews, scales, and questionnaires.
|United States, Florida|
|Florida State University|
|Tallahassee, Florida, United States, 32306|