Last updated on February 2018

A Brief Version of Biofeedback Therapy for Panic Disorder


Brief description of study

The study is to examine the therapeutic effect of a brief version of biofeedback therapy (developed bu the research team) on panic disorder. It is a randomized controlled design. The severity of panic symptoms of two groups of panic patients (reveiving biofeedback therapy or not) were measured before and after the six week duration. Besides, the severity of anxiety, depressive, somatic symptoms, and physiological indexes were recorded.

Detailed Study Description

The purpose of this study is trying to find out whether our newly developed brief version of biofeedback is an effective treatment approach for panic disorder. At the same time, the investigators want to clarify the change of bio- and psycho- indices present through the process. Patient recently experienced panic attacks are recruited in this study. The diagnosis of "Panic Disorder" is made by psychiatrists according to The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders(DSM-5) criteria. Subjects are randomly assigned to medication group or biofeedback therapy. The biofeedback therapy is conducted by psychologists following the structure way. Every subject will be measured both the bio and psycho indices on week 0, 3, and 6 under 6-week observation. In the end of the study, the investigators hope to analyze and clarify the treatment effects of our design, and also to exam the meanings of these indices, in order to find out an effective treatment approach.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT02826096

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