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Treatments for Anxiety Disorder
Many believe that a combination of medication and cognitive-behavioral
therapy represents the best alternative for the treatment of panic disorder.
The combined approach is said to offer rapid relief, high effectiveness,
and a low relapse rate. However, there is a need for more research studies
to determine whether this is in fact the case.
Comparing medications and psychological treatments, and determining
how well they work in combination, is the goal of several NIMH-supported
studies. The largest of these is a 5-year clinical trial that will include
480 patients and involve four centers at the State University of New
York at Albany, Cornell University, Hillside Hospital/Columbia University,
and Yale University. This study is designed to determine how treatment
with imipramine compares with a cognitive-behavioral approach, and whether
combining the two yields benefits over either method alone.
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