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Behav Res Ther. 2001 Aug;39(8):939-45.

Cognitive-behavior therapy for discontinuation of SSRI treatment of panic disorder: a case series.

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  • 1University of British Columbia Hospital, Anxiety Disorders Unit, UBC Hospital, Vancouver, Canada. whittal@interchange.ubc.ca

Abstract

In this report we describe the outcome of eight outpatients with panic disorder and agoraphobia who discontinued their treatment with a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) in the context of a structured, group program of cognitive-behavior therapy. All patients successfully discontinued their SSRI medication while demonstrating clinical improvement. These results were maintained at 3-month follow-up. This case series suggests that manualized CBT for discontinuation of benzodiazepine treatment for panic disorder may be successfully applied to SSRI discontinuation as well.

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