Effectiveness of different SSRI antidepressants in combination with CBT for short-term management of panic disorder

Objective: This paper reports the result of an analysis of data of brief therapy for out-patients with panic disorder referred by physicians in a busy specialist hospital in Kuala Lumpur. Methods: The patients were randomly assigned into different groups of SSRI (Specific Serotonin Reuptake Inhibito...

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Main Authors: Md. Zain, Azhar, Naing, Khin Ohnmar@Noor Jan
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Language:English
Published: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia 2007
Online Access:http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/32897/1/Effectiveness%20of%20different%20SSRI%20antidepressants%20in%20combination%20with%20CBT%20for%20short-term%20management%20of%20panic%20disorder.pdf
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spelling oai:psasir.upm.edu.my:32897 http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/32897/ Effectiveness of different SSRI antidepressants in combination with CBT for short-term management of panic disorder Md. Zain, Azhar Naing, Khin Ohnmar@Noor Jan Objective: This paper reports the result of an analysis of data of brief therapy for out-patients with panic disorder referred by physicians in a busy specialist hospital in Kuala Lumpur. Methods: The patients were randomly assigned into different groups of SSRI (Specific Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor) antidepressants i.e. escitalopram, sertraline, or fluoxetine. All patients received cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT). The therapy was aimed for a maximum of twelve sessions. There were 33 patients in the escitalopram group, 31 patients in the sertraline group, and 31 patients in the fluoxetine group. Results: The result shows that all the groups were similar in the severity and scores for pre-treatment but for post-treatment, there were significant differences among them. Conclusion: All groups showed significant improvements in all modalities of measurements. However, the escitalopram and sertraline groups showed faster overall improvement compared to the fluoxetine group. Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia 2007 Article PeerReviewed application/pdf en http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/32897/1/Effectiveness%20of%20different%20SSRI%20antidepressants%20in%20combination%20with%20CBT%20for%20short-term%20management%20of%20panic%20disorder.pdf Md. Zain, Azhar and Naing, Khin Ohnmar@Noor Jan (2007) Effectiveness of different SSRI antidepressants in combination with CBT for short-term management of panic disorder. Malaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences, 3 (2). pp. 37-43. ISSN 1675-8544 http://www.medic.upm.edu.my/dokumen/FKUSK1_MJMHS_2007V03N2_OP04.pdf
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description Objective: This paper reports the result of an analysis of data of brief therapy for out-patients with panic disorder referred by physicians in a busy specialist hospital in Kuala Lumpur. Methods: The patients were randomly assigned into different groups of SSRI (Specific Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor) antidepressants i.e. escitalopram, sertraline, or fluoxetine. All patients received cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT). The therapy was aimed for a maximum of twelve sessions. There were 33 patients in the escitalopram group, 31 patients in the sertraline group, and 31 patients in the fluoxetine group. Results: The result shows that all the groups were similar in the severity and scores for pre-treatment but for post-treatment, there were significant differences among them. Conclusion: All groups showed significant improvements in all modalities of measurements. However, the escitalopram and sertraline groups showed faster overall improvement compared to the fluoxetine group.
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author Md. Zain, Azhar
Naing, Khin Ohnmar@Noor Jan
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Naing, Khin Ohnmar@Noor Jan
Effectiveness of different SSRI antidepressants in combination with CBT for short-term management of panic disorder
author_facet Md. Zain, Azhar
Naing, Khin Ohnmar@Noor Jan
author_sort Md. Zain, Azhar
title Effectiveness of different SSRI antidepressants in combination with CBT for short-term management of panic disorder
title_short Effectiveness of different SSRI antidepressants in combination with CBT for short-term management of panic disorder
title_full Effectiveness of different SSRI antidepressants in combination with CBT for short-term management of panic disorder
title_fullStr Effectiveness of different SSRI antidepressants in combination with CBT for short-term management of panic disorder
title_full_unstemmed Effectiveness of different SSRI antidepressants in combination with CBT for short-term management of panic disorder
title_sort effectiveness of different ssri antidepressants in combination with cbt for short-term management of panic disorder
publisher Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia
publishDate 2007
url http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/32897/1/Effectiveness%20of%20different%20SSRI%20antidepressants%20in%20combination%20with%20CBT%20for%20short-term%20management%20of%20panic%20disorder.pdf
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