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Cognitive Behavior Psychotherapy in Panic Disorder

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01025908
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 4, 2009
Last Update Posted : February 1, 2010
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Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

Brief Summary:
The objective of this study in cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) was to demonstrate the preparation of the patient with panic disorder for agoraphobic exposures. The focus of the work consisted of interoceptive exposures, in vivo, of body sensations themselves, to feared places and situations. The sample consisted of 50 individuals. Group 1 undertook 10 weekly, individual sessions of CBT of one hour duration. Group 2, control, was just follow-up with supportive therapy. The procedures used for the exposures, especially for induction symptom exercises, were considered essential in the preparation of patients with panic disorder, to be able to face up to panic attacks and subsequent agoraphobic situations.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Panic Disorder Agoraphobia Behavioral: Psychotherapy Behavioral: Supportative psychotherapy Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 50 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Cognitive-behavioural Therapyin Panic Disorder: the Preparation of Patients With Panic Disorder for Interoceptive and in Vivo Agoraphobic Exposure
Study Start Date : May 2006
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 2006
Actual Study Completion Date : April 2007

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MedlinePlus related topics: Panic Disorder

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
25 panic disorder patients
Behavioral: Psychotherapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Other Name: Cognitive Behavior psychotherapy

Active Comparator: Supportive psychotherapy
25 panic disorder agoraphobia
Behavioral: Supportative psychotherapy
Supportative psychotherapy
Other Name: non-specific psychotherapy

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of panic attacks [ Time Frame: 3 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Decrease agoraphobic symptoms [ Time Frame: 3 months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • The criteria for inclusion in the research was patients over 18 years old of both sexes with a diagnosis of PDA, with no serious comorbidities.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • The patients that presented alcohol or drug dependency, mental retardation or serious mental disorders were excluded from the research.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01025908

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Institute of Psychiatry - UFRJ
Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil, 22290140
Sponsors and Collaborators
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
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Principal Investigator: Antonio E Nardi, MD Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
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Responsible Party: Antonio Egidio Nardi, Institute of Psychiatry - Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Identifier: NCT01025908    
Other Study ID Numbers: LABPR
First Posted: December 4, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 1, 2010
Last Verified: December 2009
Keywords provided by Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro:
panic disorder
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Panic Disorder
Pathologic Processes
Anxiety Disorders
Mental Disorders