Five sessions and counting: considering ultra-brief treatment for panic disorder
Depression and Anxiety, 05/17/2012
Otto MW et al. – Controlled trials of cognitive–behavioral therapy have established the dramatic benefit that can be offered by brief treatment approaches for Axis I disorders. Yet, as the field advances and core mechanisms of change are identified, there is the potential for offering efficacy in even briefer treatment protocols. In this manuscript, the authors describe the elements and initial efficacy estimates, based on published studies, for an ultra–brief treatment approach for panic disorder. The authors also discuss the potential impact, and such brief treatment can have relative to dissemination issues and the desire for the timely end to psychological suffering.