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Title: An investigation into the nature and response to treatment of panic attack symptoms in general practice attenders.
Author: Waring, Howard Linton.
Awarding Body: University of Aberdeen
Current Institution: University of Aberdeen
Date of Award: 1990
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Abstract:
A study was carried out to investigate the nature and response to treatment of panic attack symptoms in general practice attenders. Patients attending a health centre in Aberdeenshire were screened and a sample interviewed. Panic attacks were found to be present in approximately 5% of attenders. Patients experiencing such attacks were found to be more anxious and depressed. A close association was found between panic attacks and agoraphobic symptoms. A treatment trial was conducted comparing drug and behavioural treatment. The drug treatment proved initially the most effective but differences at 12 months between the two treatments were not significant. A significant proportion of the behaviourally treated patients withdrew, indicating that this treatment method may not always be appropriate for this type of symptom. It is probable that this may be a reflection of the varied precipitating factors inducing the presentation of this type of symptom.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: MD thesis Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.277490  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Medicine Medicine
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