Treatment of panic disorder via the Internet: A randomized trial of a self-help program
2001 (English)In: Behavior Therapy, ISSN 0005-7894, E-ISSN 1878-1888, Vol. 32, no 4, 751-764 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This controlled study, evaluated an Internet-delivered self-help program plus minimal therapist contact via e-mail for people suffering front panic disorder. Out of the 500 individuals screened using the self-administered diagnostic instrument Composite International Diagnostic Interview in shortened form (World Health Organization, 1999), 41 fulfilled the inclusion criteria. These participants were randomized to either treatment via the Internet or to a waiting-list control. The main components of the treatment were psychoeducation. breathing retraining, cognitive restructuring, interoceptive exposure. in vivo exposure, and relapse prevention. From pre- to post- test self-help, participants improved significantly more on almost all dimensions. The results from this experiment generally provide evidence for the continued use and development of self-help programs for panic disorder distributed via the Internet.
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2001. Vol. 32, no 4, 751-764 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-91569DOI: 10.1016/S0005-7894(01)80019-8ISI: 000175072600009OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-91569DiVA: diva2:164344