Mental health

Psychological treatment based on cognitive-behavioural therapy principles in people concerned about prior panic attacks

Question 8: Is psychological treatment based on cognitive-behavioural therapy principles better (more effective in symptom reduction) than treatment as usual in people concerned about prior panic attacks?

  • Population: adults with panic attacks
  • Interventions: psychological treatment based on cognitive-behavioural therapy principles
  • Comparison: usual care
  • Outcomes:
    • treatment effectiveness in reducing anxiety and depressive symptoms
    • adverse effects.

Recommendation(s)

In non-specialized health care settings psychological treatment based on cognitive-behavioural therapy principles should be considered as treatment of people concerned about prior panic attacks.
Strength of recommendation: STANDARD

Evidence profile

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