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Panic Disorder

Who is it for?

This module is suitable for adults who experience mild/moderate Panic Disorder (with or without Agoraphobia) and want to overcome their fear surrounding panic attacks. The goal of the module is for the patient to acknowledge and challenge their fears and the catastrophic misinterpretations of their physical panic symptoms.

What is the module about?

The module consists of 8 sessions, including an unguided welcome session and an optional session on Agoraphobia. The module is step-2 IAPT compliant using low intensity CBT and following the NICE guidelines. The module is designed to help patients develop skills that focus on identifying and challenging the catastrophic misinterpretations of their physical symptoms.

The patient is gradually exposed to triggers that evoke fear and/or panic attacks. The patient is encouraged to experience more helpful thoughts and behaviour. In each session, the patient receives psycho-education, reads about the experiences of example patients and practises with one or more exercises. An optional session is available for those who suffer from Agoraphobia in addition to Panic Disorder. This psycho-educational session allows you to deliver a more personalised and seamless treatment programme to your client.

What are the sessions within the module?

  1. Welcome
  2. What’s been going on?
  3. Challenge your thoughts
  4. Face your fears
  5. Challenge your fears
  6. How did it go?
  7. Focus on the future

Optional/additional session:

  1. What is Agoraphobia?

Which diaries work well with this module?

The Panic thought challenge diary is designed to be used alongside this module. The module can also be combined with all generic diaries or with diaries that fit the goal of the client.

How has this module been developed?

The module has been developed in close co-operation with an expert panel of therapists and patients. The Minddistrict team familiarises itself with cutting-edge research and the most recent evidence-based practices. Relevant literature is taken into account during the development. If you would like to know more about this module, please contact the clinical lead responsible for e-health within your organisation or practice.

IAPT module

There is a version of this module available especially for IAPT-services. In this version the Minimum Data Set is interwoven throughout the module.

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