Panic and Phobias

Empirical Evidence of Theoretical Models and Longterm Effects of Behavioral Treatments

  • Iver Hand
  • Hans-Ulrich Wittchen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Introduction

    1. Iver Hand, Hans-Ulrich Wittchen
      Pages 1-3
  3. Diagnostic Reliability and Epidemiology of DSM-III Anxiety Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Hans-Ulrich Wittchen, Gert Semler
      Pages 7-17
    3. Hans-Ulrich Wittchen
      Pages 18-28
  4. Theoretical Models and Empirical Evidence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. Jürgen Margraf, Anke Ehlers, Walton T. Roth
      Pages 31-43
    3. Marcel A. van den Hout, Eric Griez
      Pages 44-52
    4. Anke Ehlers, Jürgen Margraf, Walton T. Roth
      Pages 53-66
    5. Roy King, Jürgen Margraf, Anke Ehlers, Richard Maddock
      Pages 72-77
  5. Treatments and Longterm Outcome of Phobias with Panic Attacks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Iver Hand, Jörg Angenendt, Martina Fischer, Cornelia Wilke
      Pages 104-127
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 129-130

About these proceedings


Isaac Marks, Institute of Psychiatry, London Human emotion seems to have changed Westphal's perceptive label. Many factor analytic studies in Europe and the USA since DSM-III burst on the world in 1980. The mere fear or anxiety that people used showed that fears of public places are sali­ ent in this problem, and that such agora­ to feel has been transformed into dramatic phobic panic and avoidance was also fre­ panic attacks, and it has become vital to know whether 3 of these occurred over the quently accompanied by other nonphobic (nonsituational) features like tonic tension last 3 weeks. A rash of papers has appeared proving that 'panic disorder' is a disease and phasic panics independent of any with a specific genetic background, child­ special cue, depression and depersonal­ hood antecedents, biological markers, and ization. Unlike agoraphobia, panic is a pharmacological treatment. With alacrity rather nonspecific term. Spontaneous panic 'panic disorder' has been clutched to the is almost as frequent in anxious depression psychiatric bosom as proof of our medical as in panic disorder, while phobic panic is a identity. hallmark of nearly all severe phobias, be Alas, we have been here before. Did not they specific, social or agoraphobias.


anxiety depression emotion identity psychiatry

Editors and affiliations

  • Iver Hand
    • 1
  • Hans-Ulrich Wittchen
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Behavior Therapy Outpatient UnitPsychiatric University ClinicHamburg-EppendorfFederal Republic of Germany
  2. 2.Clinical PsychologyUniversity of MannheimMannheimFederal Republic of Germany
  3. 3.Unit for Evaluation ResearchMax-Planck-Institut für PsychiatrieMünchen 40Federal Republic of Germany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-71167-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-71165-7
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